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Free Workshops for Community Engagement

We received the email below from the City of Fort Worth, Office of Community Engagement. It would be great to have a good showing of Bentley Village-Waterchase residents at this event. The BVWNA Board would love to have you share your notes!

A description of the workshops is included at the end of this email. Thank you.

From the City of Fort Worth Community Engagement Office

Dear Neighborhood Leaders, Join us Saturday, Oct. 1 for a morning of discovery, collaboration and inspiration! The City of Fort Worth Community Engagement Office invites you to register for our free workshops at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Choose three of nine great topics. Can’t decide? Please forward this email to other officers and association members, encourage everyone to attend different workshops, then share notes! Coffee and light breakfast are provided by our generous sponsor, the Meta Fort Worth Data Center. Meta is the parent company of Facebook. Hope to see you there! The Community Engagement Team Communications & Public Engagement Department 817-392-6201 Email: Working together to build a strong community. To subscribe to City of Fort Worth news and updates, click here and for Code Red Emergency Alerts, click here.


Session 1: 9:00 am to 10:00 am *Crime Prevention - Fort Worth Polic give you tips for preventing crime in your home and neighborhood. Learn what you and your neighbors can do to prevent crime every day and during the upcoming holiday season. *What to Do with a Zoning Change Notice - Why are you getting zoning change notifications in your mail, and what can you do with them? Learn how the city notifies nearby neighbors and how you can support or oppose the proposed changes. *Get Rid of It Right - The City helps Fort Worth residents get rid of almost anything - as long as you set it out right! Learn what can be recycled, where to put bulky things that don't fit in the trash cart, how to set out yard trimmings, and more. Session 2: 10:15 am - 11:15 am *Meta for Neighborhoods - Getting started with Facebook - Facebook from Meta is a great way to connect with neighbors and promote neighborhood events. Learn how to set up a group account and best practices for keeping things neighborly on Facebook. *How to Report (Almost) Anything to the City - Bring your smartphone and see how easy it is to use the MyFW app to report potholes, traffic lights, graffiti, litter, illegal dumping, and more. *Planning Your Neighborhood Cleanup - The definitive guide for planning a community building cleanup event in your neighborhood, including how to organize it, keep everyone safe, and get free supplies from the city. Session 3: 11:30 am - 12:30 am *Reducing Homelessness - Homelessness is complicated, but there are some solutions that work. Come learn how you can be part of the solution. *Reaching Out to Neighbors - Over time, neighborhoods change. Learn practical tips for reaching out and engaging new neighbors who are older, younger, members of other cultures, or speak a different language. See how differences can make your neighborhood stronger. *Recruiting & Keeping Volunteers - Whether you need a little help or a lot, volunteers are key to a successful community project. Learn how to recruit, retain and recognize neighborhood volunteers... and keep them coming back for more!



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