Monthly Meetings


  • Residents learning about Boss Park at the September 2021 Monthly Meeting from Beth Vild, Wild Woman Designs and Consulting LLC owner.

Our Neighborhood Network Monthly Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month. We have partnered with Summit County Public Health (through their Creating Healthy Communities grant) to provide healthy food and drink options at every in-person Neighborhood Network Monthly Meeting.

Click through the Meetings List below to see what topics we’ve covered in previous years! Some years have documentation and presentations that we used, so feel free to click through those. Our most accurate meeting updates will be available on our Facebook Page @NeighborhoodNetworkAkron !


FAQ

Parking and transportation

Parking is available in the Family of Faith UMC parking lot which can be found at 800 East Market Street. Residents are encouraged to carpool, walk to the meeting or ride the bus. The nearest bus stop is at the East Market and Carroll Street intersection.

I have an idea for a meeting topic. Can I present during the meeting?

If you have an idea for a meeting topic or would like to present, please contact Megan Delong (Neighborhood Network Manager) at [email protected] or 330-745-7734 ext. 256. To respect everyone’s time, we ask that you contact Megan to get on the agenda at least two weeks before the meeting. At most meetings we will host the “Community Market Place” activity where everyone will have the opportunity to make an offer, request or declaration for up to 60 seconds.

Is dinner provided? What should I expect?

Sue Hazelet from the NN Core Team prepares a hot dinner for each in-person Neighborhood Network Monthly Meeting. We’ve enjoyed taco bars, salads, lasagna and everyone loves Sue’s brownies! We normally eat right at 6:00pm after a brief welcome. If you have food allergies please connect with Sue before the meeting in the kitchen to discuss what ingredients were used. Please check out Facebook page @NeighborhoodNetworkAkron for updates on when meetings are in person or virtual.

Can my children attend the meeting with me?

Absolutely! We welcome youth participation in the neighborhood revitalization process. We realize too that sometimes kids just want to play! That’s why we have childcare available (through Middlebury Kids) at each in-person meeting at Family of Faith UMC. For more information please contact Megan and [email protected]

Will you ever cancel a meeting?

We normally don’t cancel our meetings due to weather. However, if severe weather is predicted (tornado, flooding, etc.) we will cancel the meeting and notify the community via our email list and Facebook page. In the event the NN Monthly Meeting were to fall on a holiday (ex: New Years Day) we will not have a Monthly Meeting for that month and will notify the community via our email list, Facebook page and at the prior Monthly Meeting.

Why isn’t there a July meeting?

We take July off because it is a month already filled with family vacations, community events and neighborhood revitalization projects – the first Tuesday of July also falls particularly close to the 4th of July.

How can I get involved?

Please reach out to Megan to talk about your ideas, come to our Monthly Meetings and participate in the Market Place Game by declaring your idea, or check out our About Page for more information. Megan can be contacted at 330-745-7734 ext. 256.