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2013 NCDA John A. Sasso National Community Development Week Award Community Development Week April 1 st -7 th, 2013
Best Practices • Start Planning Efforts Early – Meet regularly and delegate roles and responsibilities • Adopt the NCDA Theme into Planning the Week’s Activities – Highlight projects, programs and services that impact diverse constituencies – Distribute events across the community • Spread the Message – Develop a unique CD Week logo – Publicize! • Involve and Educate Others – Mayor’s Office, City Council, HUD, Communications, Special Events, Public Service, Parks and Recreation, the media and corporate sponsors (banks especially) – Encourage subrecipients/grantees to host their own events and then partner/”piggy-back” with them • Invite the Community and Have Fun!
City of Knoxville’s 2013 CD Week Events Focus on: Housing Services A ribbon-cutting in the Five Points neighborhood highlighted new housing construction. Balloons throughout the community also highlighted owner-occupied rehab and energy retrofits (pictured are the HUD Field Office Director, Mayor Rogero and the new resident) An open house hosted by a subrecipient partner, Knox Housing Partnership, in the Lonsdale community highlighting (CHDO) homes designed to meet LEED standards and be visitable. City of Knoxville staff pose with Neighborhood Housing Initiative volunteers and the homeowners who received emergency home repairs
City of Knoxville’s 2013 CD Week Events Focus on: Homeless Initiatives A ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate renovations to Samaritan Place, emergency housing for homeless senior citizens. (pictured are Father Ragan Schriver, a Samaritan Place resident, HUD’s Ed Ellis, former Mayor Dan Brown and CD Director Becky Wade CD Week sign at Volunteer Ministry Center, a subrecipient agency that hosted a breakfast for elected officials. VMC Director and Mayor Rogero (above) and below Becky Wade with HUD Field Office Staff.
City of Knoxville’s 2013 CD Week Events Focus on: Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Categories of Awards included: • Disability Services • Fair Housing and • Section 3 City staff and winners of the 1 st Annual Equity Awards The events was held on the 45 th Anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
City of Knoxville’s 2013 CD Week Events Focus on: Community Outreach • City staff presented information about Community Development programs to the Council of Involved Neighborhoods. Neighborhood leaders shared the impact that the programs had in their communities. • A clothing drive sponsored by City employees resulting in 37 boxes of clothing donated to the Knox County Schools Clothing Center • City staff and community members read to students at an inner-city elementary school. The students then read to the volunteers. • The highlight of the week was a Community Development Fair at Ashley Nicole’s Dream Park, where CDBG funds had made the park accessible. Over 250 people enjoyed free food and games. Many community agencies had booths set up to highlight their programs.
City of Knoxville’s 2013 CD Week Events Community Development Fair!