Archives for March 2016


Amtrak offers 10% Discount Off Lowest Available Rail Fare to Alexandria, VA for VSNC Participants

Posted March 8, 2016 at 7:20 PM
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Amtrak offers 10% Discount Off Lowest Available Rail Fare to Alexandria, VA for VSNC Participants.

Amtrak has announced it is offering a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Alexandria, VA for travel between September 25, 2016 – October 06, 2016 for Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference participants. These dates include travel up to three days prior to the conference start date on Friday, September 30, 2016 and three days following the last day of the conference on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or contact your local travel agent and refer to the Conference Fare Code X33B-949 when making your reservation to receive the 10% discount.

NOTE: Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.

Amtrak thanks you for considering them in your travel plans.



Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Call for Presentations

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:02 PM

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Planning Committee is now accepting 90 minute workshop proposals for presentation at the 17th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference scheduled for Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA. The theme for this year’s conference is: Creating Diverse and Sustainable Communities.

Based on evaluations from last year’s conference, topics of interest for this year’s conference and Youth Café should include, but are not limited to:

  • Neighborhoods
  • Housing
  • Economy
  • Civic Organizations

See the 2016 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. Workshop Proposal Application Form for specific descriptions of these topics.

Proposals should be submitted using the following format as a guide:

Workshop Information:

  • Title
  • Description (150 words maximum as this will be used to prepare the conference registration and program booklets)
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Session Format (i.e. Debate, panel discussion, lecture, etc.)
  • Participant Outcomes
  • Audiovisual Equipment to be used (Presenters to supply their own audiovisual equipment.)

Presenters Information:

  • Name / title
  • Company / Organization
  • Address, City, State, Zip
  • Phone: Daytime, Evening, Fax
  • Email Address
  • Presenter Brief Bio

Workshops will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:00-5:00 pm and Saturday, October 1, 2019 between 9:00 am and 12:30pm. Presenters must be available to present during these times until their actual workshop time and date has been confirmed.

All workshop submissions are due by 5:00 pm on May 1, 2016. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Selected presentations are notified via emails in June with time and day of presentation. Workshop presenters are responsible for registration and hotel cost if attending the conference.

Please address your proposal and mail to:

Brittany A Bailey c/o
City of Norfolk Huntersville Neighborhood Service Center
830 Goff Street
Norfolk, VA 23504

or email to: Brittany.bailey@norfolk.gov