Archives for April 2018


Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Calls for Neighborhood Award NominationsNew

Posted April 13, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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April 12, 2018

Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Calls for Neighborhood Award Nominations


Roanoke, VA – The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. (VSNC, Inc.) Planning Committee is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Awards Program, recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding neighborhood organizations and civic individuals from across the Commonwealth who work tirelessly to enhance the quality of life in their communities. The following four (4) NEIGHBORHOOD AWARD categories are available for entries:

  • Project of the Year
  • Advocate of the Year
  • Youth Individual Effort of the Year
  • Youth Group Effort of the Year

To be considered, nominees must mail/postmark their completed application by the Friday, June 30, 2018 deadline. Eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available on our website at www.vsnc.org.

All award nominees are encouraged to register to attend the 19th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held in Portsmouth, VA on September 14-15, 2018. This year’s conference theme is Waves of Opportunity Oceans of Success in Virginia’s Neighborhoods. During the Awards Luncheon being held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, all award finalists and winners will be announced. The award winners of each category will be asked to provide a 5-minute presentation on their successful award submission during the ceremony.

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc (VSNC, Inc.) is a non-profit grassroots organization created to serve as a forum for the sharing of experiences and knowledge that strengthens a cooperative working relationship among citizens, municipality staff members, representatives of the private sector, and elected officials for the strengthening of our towns, cities, and counties through their neighborhoods. VSNC, Inc. achieves this broad objective by partnering with municipalities across the Commonwealth to produce an annual neighborhood conference. This conference, called the Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, provides an opportunity for people from all locations, socio-economic levels, and sectors across the Commonwealth to learn best practices for addressing neighborhood issues of the times, attend workshops, network with one another, and share experiences and information toward building stronger communities.

Each year award nominations are solicited to recognize the commitment of our Commonwealth’s neighborhoods and/or individuals who have tirelessly volunteered their time and energy into making their neighborhoods places they are proud to call home. These awards have been presented since 2000 as a collective “thank you” to the nominated neighborhoods and individuals, and are the only statewide awards given on an ongoing basis to neighborhood organizations and individuals for their neighborhood self-help initiatives.

To learn more about the 2018 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held in Portsmouth, Virginia, please write Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc., P.O. Box 6303, Roanoke, Virginia 24017, call (540) 342-2763, or visit our website at www.vsnc.org.


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VSNC Extends Deadline for Submitting Workshop ProposalsNew

Posted April 13, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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April 11, 2018

2018 VIRGINIA STATEWIDE NEIGHBORHOOD CONFERENCE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING 90-MINUTE WORKSHOP PROPOSALS



Roanoke, VA – The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. (VSNC, Inc.) Planning Committee is pleased to announce the deadline for submitting 90-minute workshop proposals for presentation at the 19th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference scheduled for September 14-15, 2018 in Portsmouth, VA has been extended until close of business on Friday, April 20 th , 2018.

Proposals are being accepted for adult and youth café workshops (13-18 years old). The theme for this year’s conference is: Waves of Opportunity, Oceans of Success in Virginia’s Neighborhoods.

Proposals should focus on the theme and be submitted using the following format:

Workshop Title: Please suggest a concise, attention getting title for your workshop.

Description: Please write a short description of your workshop for the program booklet no more than 150 words in length. What is your workshop’s main goal?

Work Objectives, Goals, and Expected Outcome: Objectives, goals, and outcomes of the proposed workshop (no more than 400 words).

Session Format: (Debate, panel discussion, lecture, etc.)

Facilitator(s): Please inform workshop coordinator if there is a change in facilitators.

  • Name:
  • Organization/Affiliation:
  • Address:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • Presenters Bio:

Target Audience: Describe the target audience and an estimation of the number of participants of the proposed workshop.

Technology: Presenters are responsible for bringing all electronic equipment (laptop, projector, extension cords) needed for the workshop. AV screens and carts will be available in all workshop rooms. Please provide handouts (50) for your workshop attendees. Note: Because many attendees do not have computers, handouts are necessary. Please contact us if you need support with this.

Evaluation: Would you like comments on your conference workshop from attendees? Yes/No

All workshop submissions are due by 5:00 pm on April 20, 2018. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted.

Selected presentations are notified via emails in May with time and day of presentation. Workshop presenters are responsible for registration and hotel cost if attending the conference.

Please address your proposal to Brittany A Bailey, VSNC Workshop Chair at Brittany.bailey@norfolk.gov

For additional information regarding the Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, visit the conference website at www.vsnc.org.


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