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We charge registration fees for some our courses and some of our special events.

The fees are based on a sliding scale (you pay this highest amount you can afford).

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

If you are committed to attending, we will work with you to make it happen.

Now Accepting Applications for Board Membership

Do You Want to Help Foster Strong and Vibrant Neighborhood Organizations Across the Metropolitan Area?

Nashville, TN (July 20, 2023) – Neighbor 2 Neighbor is now accepting applications for membership to our Board of Directors. The following positions are currently open:

  • Precinct Representatives: East, Hermitage, Midtown Hills, North, South

  • At-Large Representatives

 

Board membership is a serious responsibility and requires a commitment of time, energy and finances. Prospective candidates must be committed to the mission and work of our organization. We will be accepting applications through September 30, 2023.

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09/14/2023 -- Session 1 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 1: The Role of a Neighborhood Organization and its Leaders

Thursday, September 14, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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09/21/2023 -- Session 2 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 2: An Introduction to Our Metropolitan Government 

Thursday, September 21, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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09/23/2023

Ninth Annual
Good Neighbor Festival

Presented by Amazon

Saturday, September 23, 2023

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sundial Park

3788 Central Pike

Hermitage, TN 37076

Details

In-Person Only Training & Networking Event

Free to Attend

Complimentary Parking

Now in its ninth year, the Good Neighbor Day Festival celebrates the importance of being a good neighbor and making a positive difference right where you live. The festival brings together neighbors from throughout the metropolitan area for a day filled with music, food, and fun.

This year, we have opted for an evening event. Bring a blanket or some chairs down to Sundial Park as the day ends to enjoy some great music from local area performers. You may want to bring a picnic basket or choose from one of the several food trucks that will be there. What a way to end a Saturday -- and the admission is free!


Every year, the festival moves to a different location within Davidson County. This year, the Donelson / Hermitage / Old Hickory area will host festival.

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09/28/2023 -- Session 3 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 3: Best Practices for Working with Your Metro Council Member and Government Departments

Thursday, September 28, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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10/05/2023 -- Session 4 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 4: How to Organize and Facilitate a Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, October 5, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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10/12/2023 -- Session 5 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 5: Strategies for Engaging Your Neighbors & Other Neighborhood Stakeholders

Thursday, October 12, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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10/19/2023 -- Session 6 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 6: More Great Resources for You and Your Neighborhood Organization

Thursday, October 19, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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10/14/2023 -- Session 1 of 1

Policy & Zoning 101
The Basics

Saturday, October 14, 2023

8:30 am - 12:00 noon

Hermitage Police Precinct

3701 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076

Details

In-Person ONLY Training & Networking Event

This Course is Free to Residents of Davidson County

Advance Registration Required

This three-hour primer is for residents who just want a basic understanding of the who, what, why, and how questions. We will cover the following topics:

  • How Did We Get Here

  • Building Blocks of a City

  • Identifying the Stakeholders

  • Life Cycle of a Project

  • What is Policy and Zoning

Thanks to the support of Metro Council, we are able to offer this course for free to any resident of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

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10/21/2023 -- Session 1 of 2

Policy & Zoning 101
Going Deeper

Saturday, October 21, 2023

8:30 am - 12:00 noon

Hermitage Police Precinct

3701 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076

Details

In-Person ONLY Training & Networking Event

This Course is Free to Residents of Davidson County

Advance Registration Required

This seven-hour course (two three-hour sessions) is for people who want a deeper understanding of Metro’s planning and zoning process. The following topics will be covered:

  • What is ‘Policy?’

    • Community Character Manual

    • Transects, Elements, and Intent

    • Land Use Policy

  • What is ‘Zoning?’

    • Land Use, Massing

    • Zoning Code

    • Specific Plan (SP) Zoning

    • Zoning Terms

    • Overlays, Subdivisions

  • Community Plan Amendment

  • Zoning Appeal

  • Process for a Zoning Change

  • Online Tools and Resources

    • Parcel Viewer

    • Development Tracker

    • Municode

There is no pre-requisite for this course.

 

Thanks to the support of Metro Council, we are able to offer this course for free to any resident of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

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10/21/2023 -- Session 2 of 2

Policy & Zoning 101
Going Deeper

Saturday, October 28, 2023

8:30 am - 12:00 noon

Hermitage Police Precinct

3701 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076

Details

In-Person ONLY Training & Networking Event

This Course is Free to Residents of Davidson County

Advance Registration Required

This seven-hour course (two three-hour sessions) is for people who want a deeper understanding of Metro’s planning and zoning process. The following topics will be covered:

  • What is ‘Policy?’

    • Community Character Manual

    • Transects, Elements, and Intent

    • Land Use Policy

  • What is ‘Zoning?’

    • Land Use, Massing

    • Zoning Code

    • Specific Plan (SP) Zoning

    • Zoning Terms

    • Overlays, Subdivisions

  • Community Plan Amendment

  • Zoning Appeal

  • Process for a Zoning Change

  • Online Tools and Resources

    • Parcel Viewer

    • Development Tracker

    • Municode

There is no pre-requisite for this course.

 

Thanks to the support of Metro Council, we are able to offer this course for free to any resident of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

Past Events

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08/23/2023 -- Virtual Town Hall

Town Hall Forum for At-Large Metro Council Candidates

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

6:30 pm

Virtual Event

Details

This event is free and open to the public

Advance Registration Required

Neighbor 2 Neighbor will host a virtual Town Hall Candidate Forum with the eight remaining At-Large Metro Council Candidates on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30 pm.

Councilwoman Burkley Allen, Chris Cheng, Quin Evans-Segall, Olivia Hill, Howard Jones, Councilwoman Delishia Porterfield, Councilman Russ Pulley, and Councilman Jeff Syracuse will all participate in the forum.

 

Members of the public are invited to attend this forum and encouraged to submit one question for the candidates. Questions will be selected and organized by the moderator and organizing committee.

 

This event is free and open to the public. If you have further questions, please contact the staff of Neighbor 2 Neighbor at info@n2n.solutions or 615-782-8212.

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08/19/2023 -- Seminar

Nurturing a Culture of Engaged Residents
The Sequel

Saturday, Auust 19, 2023

9:00 am - 12:00 noon

South Police Precinct

5101 Harding Place, Nashville, TN 37211

Details

In-Person Option Only Training & Networking Event

Free (Bring a Neighbor)

Advance Registration Required

Mike Hodge and Jim Hawk return, along with Hwesi Zanu, to continue this important conversation about Nurturing a Culture of Engaged Residents.

 

The introductory session, held during C4N Nashville 2023, laid the groundwork for this much-anticipated sequel. But, don't worry, if you missed the first one, this stand-alone session has plenty to offer.

 

The session will be held from 9:00 am - 12 noon on Saturday, June10th. There is no fee to attend, but we do ask you to bring a neighbor. Advance registration is required.

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07/15/2023 -- Forum

Neighborhood Leadership Forum
How can the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods be best organized, under the next mayoral administration, to support local neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations?

Saturday, July 15, 2023

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Hermitage Police Precinct

3701 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076

Details

In-Person Option Only Training & Networking Event

Free

Advance Registration Required

Neighbor 2 Neighbor and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods are pleased to announce that they will partner once again to offer the Neighborhood Leadership Forum for local neighborhood leaders and other key stakeholders.

 

The purpose of the gatherings is to provide an opportunity for neighborhood leaders across Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County to get to know each other, discuss issues relevant to our local neighborhoods, and provide feedback and recommendations to the Mayor’s Office. The forum will be held on Saturday mornings and will rotate to different meeting locations throughout the county.

 

This Neighborhood Leadership Forum will be held from 9:30 am - 11:30 am on Saturday, July 15th at Hermitage Police Precinct. 

 

Thanks to the support of our Presenting Sponsor, AARP of Tennessee, participants will be able to enjoy a morning snack and beverage during the event.

 

The Housing Fund will give a 20 minute presentation on their work with affordable housing across Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

 

Our extended facilitated discussion will focus on the question:

 

"How can the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods be best organized, under the next mayoral administration, to support local neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations?"

 

We encourage everyone to bring their ideas for the conversation. 

 

Leaders of neighborhood associations, crimewatch programs, homeowners associations, resident and condo associations, neighborhood coalitions and other neighborhood groups are encouraged to attend. There is no charge to participate, but advance registration is required. 

 

For more information, call us at 615-782-8212

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06/07/2023

Nashville Mayoral Forum
Promoting Public Priorities and Participation

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Boone Convocation Center (Trevecca Nazarene University)

333 Murfreesboro Pike. Nashville, TN 37210

Details

In-Person Option Only Training & Networking Event

Free

Advance Registration Required

The Civic Design Center, Neighbor 2 Neighbor, Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee, Urban Housing Solutions, and Walk Bike Nashville believe that a more livable city cannot be built in a silo.

These five local organizations are coming together to host a Mayoral Forum that will cover a breadth of important civic issues: community-based planning, transportation, housing, and safe streets and how the candidate’s view the role of public participation in shaping the future of our city. Without an incumbent on the ticket, the community will be thinking deeply about the values that could influence Nashville’s development over the next 4 years.

 

Hosted at Trevecca Nazarene University, we will have the capacity to host up to 1000 community members to get civically engaged. Ahead of the Forum, each organization collected surveys from our member communities to help guide the questions for the candidates.

Tickets are free and all are welcome. 

The following candidates have accepted our invitation: Natisha Brooks, Heidi Campbell, Jim Gingrich, Sharon Hurt, Stephanie Johnson, Freddie O’Connell, Alice Rolli, Vivian Wilhoite, Matt Wiltshire, and Jeff Yarbro.

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05/10/2023 -- Session 6 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 6: More Great Resources for You and Your Neighborhood Organization

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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05/03/2023 -- Session 5 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 5: Strategies for Engaging Your Neighbors & Other Neighborhood Stakeholders

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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04/26/2023 -- Session 4 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 4: How to Organize and Facilitate a Neighborhood Meeting

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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04/19/2023 -- Session 3 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 3: Best Practices for Working with Your Metro Council Member and Government Departments

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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04/12/2023 -- Session 2 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 2: An Introduction to Our Metropolitan Government 

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

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04/05/2023 -- Session 1 of 6

Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy
Session 1: The Role of a Neighborhood Organization and its Leaders

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Details

Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person Options) Training & Networking Event

Sliding Scale: $100, $75, $50 (Fee includes all six sessions)

Advance Registration Required

The Emerging Neighborhood Leaders Academy is designed to help residents build knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Together, we will explore the roles a neighborhood organization can play in the community, the history of our metropolitan government and how it works (and doesn't), how to organize and facilitate an effective neighborhood meeting, ways to create a community of engaged neighbors, and the many resources available to neighborhood groups.

04/01/2023

Conference for Neighborhoods
C4N Nashville 2023

Saturday, April 1, 2023

7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Music City Center

201 Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN 37203

Details

In-Person Only Training & Networking Event

Cost: Sliding Scale ($75, $55, or $35)

Complimentary Parking

Advance Registration Required

Residents, government officials and other neighborhood stakeholders are invited to the fifth Conference for Neighborhoods (C4N Nashville).

This one-day training and networking event is designed for people who want to make a positive difference right were they live. We will focus on key issues and solutions on issues affecting our neighborhoods today.

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NOMINATION PERIOD

Trew Neighbor Award

December 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023

Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 (11:59 pm)

Photo by Tony Teal

Details

The Trew Neighbor Award is given in memory of Frank Trew, a lifelong resident of the Lincoya Hills neighborhood and a tireless advocate for his neighborhood. Frank generously contributed his time, talent and gifts to improve the quality of life for his neighbors and all Nashville residents. The Trew Neighbor Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies similar characteristics.

This award honors local residents who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, for a period of no less than five (5) years, with a commitment to building, improving, and/or maintaining the quality of life in their neighborhood.

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