October 01, 2009
ObD Joins NAM
Omaha by Design has become a member of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM). Its mission is to assist nonprofit organizations as they build individual capacity and collective influence. NAM serves 200 member agencies that comprise a diverse and vibrant compilation of the area’s nonprofit sector. For more information, visit www.nonprofitam.org.
Pedestrian Bridge Honored
The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge was awarded “Project of the Year” by the American Public Works Association last month. The bridge won in the structures category for projects built in the $5 million to $25 million price range.
Traffic Skills Course
Activate Omaha is hosting a Traffic Skills 101 Course Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The course gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. It covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques, and also includes a student manual.
Traffic Skills 101 is recommended for adults and children above age 14. For more information or to register, contact Tammie Dodge at email@example.com.
Market Your Neighborhood
The Neighborhood Center will present “Marketing Your Neighborhood to Recruit and Retain Membership” Monday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Neighborhood Center, 115 S. 49th Ave.
The workshop, part of the center’s Block of Builders series, will be led by Linda Lovgren, president and CEO of Lovgren Marketing Group. R.S.V.P. by Oct. 16 to Ron Abdouch at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Willer at email@example.com.
Haymarket Wins Award
The American Planning Association has named Lincoln’s Haymarket as one of this year’s 10 great neighborhoods. Developed over the past three decades, the neighborhood was honored for its character and the role city planners played in creating it. For more information, visit www.lincolnhaymarket.org.
New Neighborhood Officers
The Neighborhood Center elected new officers at its annual meeting Oct. 7. They are Henry (JR) Kammandel, president; Deborah Keating, vice president; Micah Evans, secretary; and Sara Woods, treasurer. Outgoing advisory board members Gail Braun and Mary Irwin were recognized for their contributions to the center. For more information about the Neighborhood Center, visit www.unomaha.edu/ncenter.