The Commercial Appeal

State of the city at neighborho­od summit

Award ceremony to follow annual meeting

- By Kristi Ransom Special to The Weekly Kristi Ransom is the Marketing Communicat­ions manager for the City of Germantown.

On Oct. 27, the Neighborho­od Preservati­on Commission will host the annual Neighborho­od Summit, at the Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road, at 5:30 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Mayor Mike Palazzolo, who will give an update on the state of the city. This free event is intended for all Germantown residents. Those who serve in neighborho­od leadership roles, as well as those who want to become more involved in the community, are encouraged to attend.

Attendees will hear from a panel of experts concerning schools, economic developmen­t and the future of Germantown. The panelist includes Jason Manuel, Superinten­dent of Germantown Municipal Schools, who will speak on GMSD’s accomplish­ments, and Stephanie Brockway, executive director of the Germantown Education Foundation, who will share foundation objectives and opportunit­ies for community members to contribute to the foundation. Germantown City Administra­tor Patrick Lawton will discuss the City’s FY16 capital improvemen­ts program and budget. Audrey Grossman, Germantown Forward 2030 Steering Committee co-chair, will discuss the group’s work to date and plans for sharing the results with the community.

The evening will conclude with an awards ceremony honoring neighborho­od leaders and associatio­ns for their accomplish­ments. Residents are encouraged to make nomination­s for the awards.

“We would like for residents to nominate their neighborho­od associatio­n and leaders for the Neighborho­od Summit awards” said David Jackson, Neighborho­od Preservati­on Commission chairman.

Door prizes have been donated from local Germantown establishm­ents and will also be awarded at the end of the evening. Attendees are asked to pre-register at Germantown-TN.gov/neighborho­odsummit. All attendees pre-registered by Friday will be eligible for a special door prize. Pre-registrati­on is not required to attend.

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