NUSA Workshops

Neighborhoods USA virtual conference 2021 logo In May of 2021, the City of Fort Worth, Community Engagement Office hosted the Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) first virtual conference.  NUSA is a national, non-profit organization committed to building and strengthening neighborhood organizations. Created to share information and experiences used to build stronger communities, NUSA continues to encourage networking and information-sharing to facilitate the development of partnerships among neighborhood organizations, government, and the private sector for the ultimate goal of strengthening every neighborhood.

Several city staff participated as presenters at this year’s NUSA Conference. Check-out the recorded workshops, below:

Archived Workshops

Can You Hear Me Now? How to Make Sure your Presentation to a Council, Board or Commission is Heard and Received
How do you make every second count when you only have three minutes to get your case in front of your city’s Council, Board or Commission?

Creating More Equitable Communities: Fort Worth’s Task Force on Race and Culture
In response to strained police-community relations in 2017, the City of Fort Worth appointed a task force of diverse community leaders to plan a set of practical strategies for addressing these issues

Creating Successful Leadership Transitions
Learn to create successful leadership transitions within your organization. Whether you struggle to let go of control or you’re crying out for someone to take it from you, navigating a leadership transition is a tricky business.

Employing the Homeless for the Beautification of our City and Neighborhoods
The City of Fort Worth currently employs homeless or previous homeless individuals to pick up litter in targeted neighborhoods and along city right-of-ways.

Engagement Starts with Us
Discover how the Community Engagement Office created an internal Hispanic employee workgroup to help the city focus on the needs of Hispanic employees and residents.

Expanding Housing that Addresses Homelessness through Public-Private Partnerships
Representatives from the City of Fort Worth, First Presbyterian Church, the Paulos Foundation, and private developers will present a unique partnership that is producing new housing and helping to revitalize mixed-use and commercial neighborhoods while helping to end homelessness for people with disabilities using innovative neighborhood friendly designs.

Fort Worth’s Urban Village Development Program
The Urban Village concept envisions businesses, entertainment options, homes, shops, and parks – all within walking distance of each other in an area with a vibrant look and feel that reflects the history, culture, and heritage of those who call it home.

How Parties, Parking and Port-a-Potties led to Good Neighbor Program and Partnerships
The TCU Neighbor to Neighbor program is a partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Texas Christian University (TCU), Fort Worth City Council, and nine neighborhood associations surrounding the campus.

Maintaining Service Continuity During Uncontrollable Circumstances
Discover how City of Fort Worth, its partners, and outside contractors worked together to deliver service continuity during the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19.

Neighborhood Improvement Strategy: A Comprehensive Community Initiative
The Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) is a data-driven community improvement program leveraging neighborhood assets and deficits to create strategies that lead toward improving community vitality.

Neighborhood Revitalization through Preservation, Design and Advocacy
This workshop will focus on how to use strategic city polices, historic preservation tools, design district guidelines, and community advocacy to revitalize neighborhoods and commercial districts, using successful examples from Fort Worth.

Parliamentary Procedure – One of the Best Ways to Save Time and Have an Efficient, Productive Meeting
Learn how to use Parliamentary Procedures to host deliberate and intentional meetings. Discover tools to run effective meetings, get more done in less time, and ensure everyone gets a fair shake in the decision-making process.

Partnering with Municipal Government for Neighborhood Equity Neighborhood
Equity efforts are well-meaning, but unless carefully planned and executed alongside local government, they can cause more discord than harmony.

Real Talk with the Office of the Police Oversight Monitor
Formed to enhance positive community-police relations, the Police Oversight Monitor has encountered many successes and challenges in its first year of operations in the City of Fort Worth.

Re-Envisioning Services: Evolving Programming During Covid 19
Learn about a virtual programming model the Fort Worth Public Library quickly adopted and embraced over a year ago that developed a support structure putting a premium on collaboration and innovation during the pandemic.