The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Board of Directors Continues to Study Reimagining Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference

Greetings everyone:

There is no doubt that the COVID pandemic changed how we work, how we learn, and how we interact with others. For VSNC, Inc. that change resulted in two (2) virtual conferences being held since the pandemic: one in 2021 and a 2nd in 2022. No Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference was held in 2023.

If you recall, during our 2022 virtual conference held on September 24th of that year, conference attendees, both youth and adult, participated in a Town Hall led by Ms. Sabrina Carr, during which the Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference's past, present and future was discussed that led into a conversation about the re-imagining of the annual conference moving forward. Ms. Carr led the conversation by asking, "When you see the VSNC vision statement (All neighborhoods in Virginia and beyond will be healthy, vibrant, thriving communities where people choose to invest, work, play and live), what comes to mind?”

Based upon the responses received, the VSNC Board of Directors decided it was time for a change in the conference format and has been working on a plan to "Reimagine” the annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference. Maybe because our previous conference model is/was outdated and needs to be updated to meet today's societal changes and needs, or because we are hesitant to let go of previous conference activities cherished since the conference began in 1999, the Board is striving to create a conference experience that is more collaborative, more inclusive, and more sustainable for years to come.


Since 2022, the Board has continued to meet virtually, and with your assistance via the input you provided, will hopefully create a future conference experience that will ensure your neighborhood, and all neighborhoods in Virginia and beyond, are healthy, vibrant, thriving communities where people choose to invest, work, play and live.

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Board of Directors values your input and hopes you will continue to share your thoughts and ideas for a future conference with us by emailing them to:

In the meantime, please check back often as we will be updating our conference website as information becomes available.

We thank you for your patience as we undergo this process of change!

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