September 29, 2016 - A group of local neighborhood leaders and association presidents today left for the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference taking place today-Saturday in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. This year’s theme is “Making Our Neighborhoods Stronger.”

Mayor Tom Henry talked with participants to wish them well and thank them for their leadership and commitment to making Fort Wayne a better place. 

The RNNC is comprised of neighborhood representatives from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. It’s designed for grassroots, corporate, government, foundation, faith-based and non-profit leaders who are dedicated to improving the quality of life in their communities.

The conference offers community leaders the opportunity to obtain training and access information needed to reinforce their leadership skills and make sound suggestions to city government.

The RNNC is in its 30th year of providing best practices workshops for neighborhood advocates and representatives. In addition, keynote speakers share inspiring concepts to move cities forward in a meaningful way.

The City of Fort Wayne most recently hosted the RNNC conference at the Grand Wayne Center in 2012. The theme that year was “Neighborhoods: The Fabric of Strong Communities.”

Fort Wayne is home to more than 400 neighborhood associations. Mayor Henry engages with neighborhood leaders and encourages residents to provide feedback that will help city government better serve the entire community.