The summit, which is free to attend, is in its fourth year. It takes place 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is available at www.onedekalb.com.
There will be public speakers, exhibitors, workshops, presentations, educational handouts, and networking opportunities.
More than 300 residents from around the county are expected to attend the event co-hosted by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis and the Board of Commissioners.
The theme is ìYour Neighborhood Ö Your Quality of Life: The Place Where Your Future Lives.î
Ellis said the event facilitates cross-county dialogue.
ìThis yearís summit will bring together residents from across DeKalb County to meet, exchange ideas and learn how to partner with county departments to sustain and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods,î he said in an Oct. 19 statement.
Residents can participate in workshops, sign up for free recycling, learn about green initiatives, visit a county services expo, attend a special session presented by the Neighborhood Fund on funding neighborhood projects, sign up to become a neighborhood ambassador, and network with community leaders.
Round-table discussions on topics such as the Board of Healthís Master Active Living Plan, volunteer opportunities, and free recycling in DeKalb also will be held every 15 to 20 minutes.
Clean Track sessions provide participants with all they need to know about code compliance activities in their neighborhood, removing litter, property maintenance, and code enforcement on blight. Topics include the Foreclosure Registry, code compliance, neighborhood ambassador, interior code compliance, Cut to the Curb, and community beautification (sign removal, Adopt-a-Spot, and Litter Patrol).
Green Track sessions cover initiatives on recycling and waste reduction, transportation and air quality (Safe Routes to School, traffic signal synchronization, and shared parking), trees and greenspace (community gardens and farmers markets), and water use and efficiency (water conservation, toilet rebate program, and FOG).
Safe Track sessions provide information on keeping neighborhoods safe. Topics include
community policing by the community, Crime Watch resident patrol, watching for your neighbor (picking up the newspaper/mail and lights on), Police Athletic League Plus, Animal Control, and Crimetrac.
The DeKalb Neighborhood Summit is free and open to the public, and registration is encouraged.
The Courtyard by Marriott at 130 Clairemont Ave. in downtown Decatur.
For more information, call 404-371-3689.