2016 Neighborhood Month

Jackson Park Library Outdoor Festivities
Neighborhood Month is an annual month long celebration of community and neighborhood pride hosted by Roanoke neighborhood organizations to provide opportunities for all residents of all neighborhoods to come together with each other to celebrate our neighborhoods…and each other... as we do have so much to celebrate.

Neighborhood Month provides you with an opportunity to learn about a neighborhood (or neighborhoods) other than your own and to meet the folks who live there. By leaving the comfort of your own neighborhood and venturing out to see what the rest of Roanoke and our neighborhoods are really about you will quickly discover just how unique each neighborhood is.

At the same time, learn that each is filled with warm and friendly people who care about their neighborhood - just as you care about yours. So venture out, meet neighbors in other neighborhoods and experience why all of Roanoke's neighborhoods are places we are each proud to call home.

Neighborhood Month Planning Kit and 2016 Scheduled Events

  1. Event Planning Kit
  2. 2016 Schedule of Planned Events
Event Planning Kit
Join your neighbors and begin planning your neighborhood's 2016 Neighborhood Month event. Reviewing the Neighborhood Month Event Planning Kit will provide you with tips on how to organize your event, how to solicit volunteers to help with your event, and provide you with event suggestions that have been successful in Roanoke and other neighborhoods around the country.

If your organization is planning and event or uncertain what type of event to plan for Neighborhood Month 2016, please contact the Office of Neighborhood Services by calling 540-853-5210 or by email as we will be glad to assist you.

​Neighborhood Month's 2016 Conference for Roanoke's Neighborhoods

  1. Overview
  2. Agenda
  3. Registration
The Fairland Civic Organization and Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates, with the assistance of Roanoke's Office of Neighborhood Services and VA Tech's Office of Economic Development, hosted an annual local mini neighborhood conference to help kick off 2016's Neighborhood Month activities providing participants with the latest information to help sustain safe, healthy and thriving neighborhoods.

This year's Neighborhood Month "Kick-Off" conference was held on the morning of Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Mt. View Recreation Center (Fishburn mansion) located at 714 13th Street SW west of downtown Roanoke.

The conference was scheduled from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm and included a continental breakfast and boxed lunch.  Download the conference flyer for additional information on the event! 

A choice between four (4) different workshops were offered during two (2) concurrent session for participants to choose from on topics of interest as suggested in the surveys collected at the conclusion of the 2015 'City Neighborhoods Harvesting of the Fruits Potluck Dinner & Awards Celebration'. 

The event was FREE but registration was required as seating was limited!  Roughly 60 participants and presenters attended this year's event.   

Thanks to all who participated and we hope to see you again at next year's 2017 Neighborhood Month Conference for Roanoke Neighborhoods!