Sunday, October 5, 2014

**PANEL DISCUSSION & WORKSHOP** Building Strong Organizations and Communities: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

From Block Clubs and Neighborhoods Groups to Condo Associations - building a network of neighbors who have similar goals is a truly challenging yet rewarding experience. Join us at the library to learn more about how you can build your own network to strengthen your neighborhood or causes you care about. See details below. 

**PANEL DISCUSSION & WORKSHOP** 
Building Strong Organizations and Communities: 
Best Practices and Lessons Learned 

October 16, 2014 
Thursday, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 
Conrad Sulzer Regional Library 
4455 N. Lincoln Avenue 

Building and sustaining effective, resident-driven organizations is one vital aspect of creating stronger neighborhoods and communities. Join us for an interactive panel discussion featuring local leaders of established organizations within our community who will share some of their experiences, strategies, and lessons learned! 

How do you start your organization? 
What are some of the challenges…and how can you overcome them? 
What are some best practices for sustaining and growing your organization? 

What are the opportunities associated with strong community organizations? Please bring questions and ideas to this event! 

GUEST SPEAKERS/PANELISTS: 
Alderman Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward 
Jeffrey Gawel, West Ravenswood Neighbors Association (moderator) 
Christopher Wilcox, Roscoe Village Neighbors 
Karen Kolb Flude, Forward Chicago 
Barbara Sullivan, Graceland West Community Organization