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Neighborhoods Networking 2014

On Saturday Februray 8, 2014 the Neighborhood Advisory Commission and City of Carrollton Community Services hosted its annual Involved Neighbors of Carrollton event. Neighborhoods Networking is an event that focuses on leadership development and training for our neighborhoods and local board members.  This year’s presentation focused on strong boards and educated leadership for both voluntary and mandatory neighborhood associations.  The goal of this event is to facilitate partnerships between the City and involved citizen groups to help foster vital neighborhoods.

Photos: To view pictures from the 2014 Involved Neighbors Fall Event, click here.

 

Event Schedule and Workshop Descriptions

 

8:00 AM–
9:30 AM

  Continental Breakfast and Neighborhood Mixer
Come and enjoy good food and good company with your Neighborhood Advisory Commission representatives, City Officials and your neighbors.
9:00 AM–
9:30 AM
  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Scott Hudson, City of Carrollton Environmental Services Director, Opening Remarks
Council Member Jeff Andonian, Our Neighborhoods
9:30 AM–
10:10 AM
  Break Out Sessions
   

ROOM A: What Do You Mean, We’re Not Covered?
Paul Baker, Paul Baker Insurance Agency, Inc.
Georgia Baker, Baker & Affiliates Insurance Co., Inc.

Far too many associations don’t think about insurance until disaster strikes or a lawsuit hits, and then it’s too late. Find out the different types of insurance every association should have, from single-street HOAs to large scale communities and what are some of the common pitfalls to help avoid paying too much for your coverage.

   

ROOM B: Event Planning - Community Associations are not just about Protecting your Property Values
Ashlynn Wells from FirstService Residential

Community associations aren’t just about protecting your property values. Learn how to make your community a great place to call home by building resident engagement, creating a community identity, and adding value through unique, fun, social events. Never planned a large-scale party before? We will show you how, and it’s easier than you think!

   

ROOM C: Code Enforcement: Fact or Fiction
Cathy Enloe, Senior Code Enforcement Officer City of Carrollton

Come see Carrollton through the eyes of a Code Enforcement Officer. Learn about code enforcement’s role in the city. See if you can spot what is and what is not an ordinance violation and help us with the investigation and resolution of some common citizen concerns.

10:15 AM–
10:55 AM
  Break Out Sessions
   

ROOM A: Cyber Theft and Community Associations
Ruth McLaughlin, CMCA, AMS, Mutual of Omaha Bank

Cyber Theft is the greatest threat facing the community association industry today. Come hear the nation's leading expert on the cyber threat to our industry teach how professional cyber thieves will walk right past your firewall and virus protection to steal reserve funds, wipe out payroll and attorney trust accounts. Learn what key question you need to ask your insurance broker about cyber theft and the special insurance you should acquire. See what steps you can take to reduce the chance you will be attacked by cyber criminal cartels. Learn how "you" could be the #1 suspect when the money comes up missing! If the Pentagon and Sony can be successfully attacked - so can you!

   

ROOM B: Board Meeting Dos and Dont’s
Robert Blend, The Blend Law Firm

Favoritism. Uneven application of the governing documents. Lack of professionalism. Not following protocol. As a board member of a not-for-profit corporation, your boards and meetings should be held more like a business and less like a social club. This funny, interactive session includes skits designed to highlight how Boards go astray, exposing themselves and their communities to potential lawsuits.

   

ROOM C: The Neighborhood Partnership Office – Building Community
Tanya Ferencak, City of Carrollton Neighborhood Partnership Office
Pam Mulligan, Co-chair Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The City of Carrollton Neighborhood Partnership Office is committed to supporting community engagement at all levels, and considers our neighborhoods to be the foundation of community in Carrollton. Come to this session to learn about community building techniques for all neighborhoods. We will discuss the importance community engagement through the use of short and long term planning, neighborhood communication techniques and the Nextdoor website, gathering community input through surveys, beautification projects, and grant opportunities available through the City of Carrollton.

11:00 AM–
11:40 AM
   Break Out Sessions
   

ROOM A: New State Statutes for HOAs
Mr. Judd Austin of Henry Oddo Austin & Fletcher, PC

The last legislative session saw a substantial number of changes in the way homeowner/community associations conduct their business. Learn more about those changes, the actions and policies you need in place now, and how to stay compliant in the future.

   

ROOM B: State of Crime in our City/Crime Reduction Tips
Officer Robert Stuart of the City of Carrollton Police Department

We will discuss the current crime stats for the City Of Carrollton, year to date calls for service and officer activity. We will also talk about crime prevention tips and techniques citizens can easily use at home. There will also be a discussion about neighborhood crime watch and how you neighborhood can start their own group.

    ROOM B: Board Meeting Dos and Dont’s
Robert Blend, The Blend Law Firm

Favoritism. Uneven application of the governing documents. Lack of professionalism. Not following protocol. As a board member of a not-for-profit corporation, your boards and meetings should be held more like a business and less like a social club. This funny, interactive session includes skits designed to highlight how Boards go astray, exposing themselves and their communities to potential lawsuits.
11:45–
1:00 PM
  Lunch and Neighborhood Mixer with City Officials
Keynote Speaker: Chief Rex Redden, Carrollton Police Department, Safe Neighborhoods

Last updated: 3/3/2014 9:31:34 AM