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2000 Annual Conference, Richmond

October 7, 2000
City of Richmond


The first Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference was held in Richmond, Virginia at the Midtown Inn on Saturday, October 7, 2000. The conference began with the Welcome and Opening remarks presented by Mr. Calvin Jamison, Richmond’s City Manager, Ms. Selena Cuffee-Glenn, Deputy Director of Richmond’s Department of Community Development, Ms. Estelle McCadden, Statewide Conference Chairperson of Roanoke, Virginia, and Mr. Thomas James, Community Representative of Richmond’s North Neighborhood Team.

To support the conference’s theme, “Building Better Communities”, the following workshops were held: Richmond Logo The Work of Leadership in Neighborhood Organizations, Health & Public Safety issues, Strategic Planning and Neighborhood Preservation, Code Enforcement in Your Community, Marketing Your Neighborhood, Environmental Justice & Transportation, and Youth Track.

Over 225 participants were in attendance who asked that a conference be held the following year.