DeKalb County will hold its fourth annual neighborhood summit Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur.
The summit will provide county residents with information via public speakers, exhibitors, workshops, presentations, educational handouts and networking opportunities.
This year’s summit brings together residents from across DeKalb to meet, exchange ideas and learn how to partner with county departments to sustain and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, sign up for free recycling, learn about green initiatives, visit a county services expo, attend a special session presented by The Neighborhood Fund on funding neighborhood projects, sign up to become neighborhood ambassadors and network with community leaders.
Roundtable discussions on topics such as the county Board of Health’s Master Active Living Plan, volunteer opportunities and free recycling will also be held every 15 to 20 minutes.
Attendees can choose to participate in the following sessions:
• Clean Track Sessions: These sessions provide participants with information about the foreclosure registry, neighborhood ambassador program, interior and exterior code compliance, removing litter, property maintenance and enforcement of blight.
• Green Track Sessions: Participants will hear about recycling and waste reduction; transportation and air quality topics including safe routes to school, traffic signal synchronization and shared parking; trees and greenspace; and water use and efficiency, including, water conservation and toilet rebate program.
• Safe Track Sessions: These sessions will provide residents with information on keeping neighborhoods safe. Topics include community policing, neighborhood watch, Police Athletic League Plus, animal control and crime statistics.
The DeKalb Neighborhood Summit is free and open to the public, and registration is encouraged.
For more information about the summit, including registration, visit www.onedekalb.com or call (404) 371-3689.