Training and Events
Training Neighborhood Services provides annual trainings for neighborhood association boards and community members. Each spring we host the Neighborhood Leader Orientation – an opportunity to meet other neighborhood leaders and get to know Neighborhood Services program staff.
Participants receive an overview of the tools and services provided by our program and a handbook with additional information about City departments and community resources. Each fall we host a training series on a new topic. Past trainings have included Better Boards and Meetings and Neighborhood Outreach. Materials used in the trainings (12 MB) are available on our website or located in the Quick Links on the right side of this page.
The annual WEgene! Awards celebrate Eugene’s neighborhood associations and the people, organizations and projects that have made important contributions to the livability and health of Eugene’s neighborhoods. The Neighborhood of the Year award honors an active neighborhood association that demonstrates exceptional leadership, outstanding responsiveness to neighborhood needs, creative and collaborative problem solving, and a clear commitment to civic values, democratic process and neighborhood engagement.
Neighborhood of the Year Award Winners
Neighborhood Summit2007: The 2007 Summit was an open forum with stations of information for all the twenty-three items under consideration for the Neighborhood Association Initiative Action Plan. Twenty of these items were proposed by staff and adopted by City Council. The other three were added as a result of the feedback sessions held at seventeen neighborhood association/community organization meeting.
2009: The theme of the 2008 Summit was "Collaborating for a Livable Eugene" and was attended by neighborhood leaders, Mayor and Eugene City Council members, the City Manager and several department heads, members of various boards and commissions and 27 non-profit organizations.
2010: "Partners in Leadership" was the theme of the 2010 Summit. The Summit was designed to improve both neighborhood association and City advisory groups capability to use both formal and informal practices to increase their impact on City decisions.
2011: With a theme of The Promise and Challenge of Neighborhood Democracy, the 2011 Neighborhood Summit was designed to explore different perspectives on the fundamental tension between the role of neighborhood associations as neutral facilitator of information, discussion and deliberation and issue-based advocate.