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MLGW conference set for Aug. 2 to back neighborhood progress

MLGWneighborhood-300Memphis Light, Gas & Water will present its annual Neighborhood Leaders Conference at the MLGW Joyce M. Blackmon Training Center at 4949 Raleigh LaGrange from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 2.

The conference will feature multiple workshop sessions where attendees can learn about Memphis' "most pressing neighborhood issues" while networking with other community leaders.

This year's theme is "Neighborhoods Get Down to Business" and the main focus is addressing the community's environmental and business concerns.

Community leaders and officials will be in attendance on behalf of their own neighborhoods, but will be sharing knowledge that can be applied to every community.

"We want our future leaders to learn from the best," said MLGW Director of Corporate Communications Gale Jones Carson. "But more importantly, we want everyone to have a place to connect, network and plan. It's essential for the future of our communities."

The sessions? Check this out:

• Urban Farming

• Web-based Neighborhood Watches

• Cutting Utility Costs

• Residential Code Enforcement

• Activating Neighborhood Businesses

• Great Leaders, Great Neighborhoods

• A Business Journey

• Business Support and Financing Resources

• Dial 3-1-1 for Community Concerns

Registration for the conference has already started and is available online at http://www.mlgw.com/forms/neighborhood_leaders. The conference fee of $10 pays for breakfast, a snack, lunch and an electronic collection of workshop documents.

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