Rochester is seeking applicants who wish to volunteer for the Mayor’s Neighborhood Leadership Training program to help residents learn how to advocate for themselves and their neighborhoods as the City implements the Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan.
“Public participation is a critical element of the Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan and we must give residents the tools they need to help us fully realize the vision of this plan and transform our city in a way that benefits everybody,” said Mayor Warren. “The Mayor’s Neighborhood Leadership Training program will bring more voices to the table as we manage our city’s growth to create more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and provides all of our children with a quality education.”
The Mayor’s Neighborhood Leadership Training program will help interested residents learn how to take part in the City’s efforts to collaborate with other governments, residents, businesses, neighborhood groups and development partners to direct investments and build community as outlined in Rochester 2034.
Administered by the Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC) in partnership with the Bureau of Planning, the Mayor’s Neighborhood Leadership Training program will give participants an opportunity to develop and refine civic-engagement skills. Topic areas will include: Tools and Techniques for Neighborhood Leadership; Learning about City Hall; Creating Opportunity in My Neighborhood; Effective Neighborhood Outreach; Housing in my Neighborhood; and Reaching our Neighborhood Young People.
The program runs from Oct. 1 to Nov. 19 and consists of eight sessions totaling 22 hours. All sessions are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be conducted on a virtual platform. A physical satellite site to be provided for residents without Internet access.
Applications can be found at cityofrochester.gov/nsc or at one of the four Neighborhood Service Center locations. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.