The Commercial Appeal
State of the city at neighborhood summit
Award ceremony to follow annual meeting
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.