The Residential Committee hosted the 2022 Neighborhood Summit at the Dehart Community Center. The goal was to bring together people from all the neighborhoods throughout South Orange and Maplewood for a 'meet and greet,' and to hear the experiences of some leaders of neighborhood associations. The leaders spoke on a panel moderated by Audrey Rowe. They shared how they address issues like neighborhood environmental concerns, development, traffic, cleanliness, safety, neighborliness, social gatherings like block parties, and more. They also addressed audience questions on those topics and shared potential solutions.
Attendees broke out into small groups to discuss the issues and share best practices. Look for an outline of the results here soon--including how to welcome new in-movers to your block or neighborhood, how to start a neighborhood association, using social media to keep in touch, and more!