Neighborhood Summit

The City of Mesquite Office of Neighborhood Vitality held its inaugural Neighborhood Summit: Connecting Resources One Neighborhood at a Time on Saturday, February 17, at the Mesquite Independent School District Professional Development Center, 2600 Motley Drive. 

View the "Neighborhood Connections" presentation by Yolanda Wilson, Manager of Neighborhood Vitality.

View the "Good Things Happen When Neighbors Start Talking" presentation by Robbie Turner, Nextdoor Senior Strategist.

View the "City Connections: An Inside Look at City Hall" presentation by Cliff Keheley, City Manager.

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Event Information

This free and public event will provide attendees with the tools and information to conduct neighborhood meetings, recruit volunteers and network with their neighbors to improve neighborhood vitality and engagement. A continental breakfast sponsored by Panera Bread of Mesquite will also be provided. For questions or more information, contact Yolanda Wilson, Manager of Neighborhood Vitality, at 972-216-6473 or [email protected] 

View the 2018 Mesquite Neighborhood Summit agenda.

Event Schedule 

A free continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8:15 a.m. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. A door prize will be drawn at the end of the program.

Event Location

The 2018 Neighborhood Summit will be held at the Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) Professional Development Center, located at 2600 Motley Drive. 

Enter the parking lot from Motley Drive. Enter the building through the front doors and proceed to the MISD Leadership Room where the Summit will be held. Please reference adjacent map for location of Leadership Room.

Event Registration

Attendees are requested to register for the event by 5 p.m. on February 9. Please complete the online Neighborhood Summit Registration Form to register.

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Keynote Speaker

Barbara Thomas is a Senior Community Association Manager with over five years experience in single family, townhome, condominium and large scale community management. Her management philosophy - to care as much about each community as its residents - has led to a 100 percent client retention rate throughout her career.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a Certified Manager of Community Associations designation from CAMICB, the Community Association Managers International Certification Board.

Barbara is a member of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Community Associations Institute and was awarded their “HOA Hero” status in 2016 for her success in turning around troubled communities. Associations managed by Barbara have obtained Five Star Neighborhood status with the City of Frisco and have been ranked in the Dallas Morning News’ Top Ten Neighborhoods in DFW.