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Fort Wayne Neighborhood Leaders Participating In Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

A group of local neighborhood leaders and several staff members from the City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division today left for the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) taking place today-Saturday in Dayton. This year’s theme is “Unique and United: Crossing Barriers Building Communities.”

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 suggestions to city government.

The RNNC is in its 32nd year of providing best practices workshops for neighborhood advocates and representatives. In addition, keynote speakers share concepts to move cities forward in a meaningful way.

“I’m encouraged that we have an outstanding delegation participating in this year’s event. I’m also looking forward to 2019 as Fort Wayne is hosting the RNNC next September and we’re excited to welcome neighborhood leaders and advocates from all over the region,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “We’ll be providing a fantastic networking conference and showcasing our city.”

Fort Wayne is home to more than 400 neighborhood associations.

More information about the RNNC is available at