Neighborhood Preservation Summit

Fourth Neighborhood Preservation Summit set for May 1

Registration and award nominations are now open

The May 1st Summit is still on schedule. At Neighborhood Preservation Inc. we and our partners are following the recommendations and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (cdc.gov), World Health Organization (who.int), and locally the University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center (uthsc.edu). As of this time, with the event still 7 weeks away, we are holding the event as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the situation locally to determine if any further actions will be necessary.

The Neighborhood Preservation Summit is a semiannual event (every 18 months) hosted by the Blight Elimination Steering Team to bring community members together to explore our progress and the future of Memphis neighborhoods. This event features workshops surrounding the work done by each committee of BEST and how this work is applicable to the greater Memphis community. This event offers an opportunity to hear from city and county officials about their aspirations for the Memphis community, as well as a keynote speaker with an interesting perspective on the issue of neglected property.

For those interested in revitalizing and empowering Memphis neighborhoods, there is a seat for you at this year’s Neighborhood Preservation Summit. Join us on May 1 from 9 am to 2 pm at Northside High, 1212 Vollintine Avenue. 

Click here to register. For questions about registration or scholarship opportunities, contact Imani Jasper at Imani@npimmephis.org.

Morning workshop sessions will offer attendees a range of resources, skills, and knowledge related to preserving and maintaining the value in your neighborhood. The afternoon will feature a catered lunch, a keynote speaker yet to be named, and awards honoring individuals, properties, and groups doing the hard work to make improvements throughout our city. Additionally, we use this time to recognize key individuals and organizations who are having a lasting positive impact on the Memphis community with the Neighborhood Preservation Awards. 

Summit Award Descriptions

  1. The Leadership Impact Award is given to an individual who has consistently performed exceptional work over a number of years to successfully and sustainably reduce blight in our community.
  2. The Grassroots Leader of the Year Award is awarded to an individual working at the neighborhood level whose efforts are reducing blight in our community.
  3. The Residential Property of the Year is a single-family home, duplex, apartment building, or other residential dwelling that is being maintained at a very high level and whose aesthetics are improving the quality of life throughout the rest of the neighborhood.
  4. The Commercial Property of the Year is a commercial building, such as a retail storefront, or office building, that is making a clear and positive difference to the aesthetics, livability, and safety in its area.
  5. The Law Student of the Year is awarded to the student whose work and dedication as a student in the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is above reproach. 
  6. The President’s Award is awarded to an individual who the Chairman of the Board of Director for Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. believes has contributed substantially to the improvement and advancement of Memphis neighborhoods
  7. The Chairman’s Award is presented to an individual who the Chairman of the Board of Director for Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. believes has contributed substantially to the improvement and advancement of Memphis neighborhoods

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to nominate here.

View the 2018 award winners here.