Inspire Community Leadership Conference and Dinner


Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center

Resident Leadership Conference and Dinner

Date: Sunday, November 12th

Time: 2PM Conference/Workshops (6PM Dinner)

Location: Ramada on the Lakefront Geneva NY 14456

Last year’s event was amazing with 100 RSVPs and over 80 people at our GNRC awards dinner. We are looking forward to this year’s event!

Register Here!



The Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center (GNRC) announced their annual awards for the Neighborhood Associations at their first annual Inspire Community Leadership Day last week. Each year, the GNRC recognizes neighbors and citizens taking pride in their streets and neighborhoods, and working together to make the City of Geneva shine.
2016 Civic Engagement Award: Councilor Angelina Marino
  • This is a new award category this year, as we are making strides to get neighbors more closely linked with members of City Council. This award was given to Councilor Marino for going above and beyond supporting the neighbors at meetings, events, and representing them across Ward 1 and even supporting neighbors outside of her ward.
2016 Partnership Award: Outdoor Movie Series
  • There were seven outdoor movies shown around the city this summer and fall. Each movie seemed to get more people as the season went on. The City of Geneva, Geneva Public Library, Geneva Peeps, HWS, local nonprofits, businesses and very generous neighbors. This was very successful, so be on the lookout for more movies in 2017.
2016 Neighbors’ Choice Award: Denise Parks
  • For her amazing work for Hildreth Hill! Nominated by Len and Shirley DeFrancesco, Parks helped with the Hildreth Hill History book, helped at every event throughout the year, and is the association’s treasurer.
2016 Neighborhood Association of the Year: Historic North
  • Neighbors have been working diligently to make a passive park into an active park at Genesee Park this year with events such as the Hocus Pocus movie, pumpkin carving and potluck night. Stay tuned for their Holiday Lighting experience in Genesee Park in December. In addition, North Main is the only street in Geneva with planted medians and the North Main median work is always so amazing each year.
Our Neighborly Awards:
The Arbors Neighborhood Association: Best New Event!
  • The Fourth of July Neighborhood Parade was a new event brought to the group by resident, Jerry Ashley. This event had over 200 attendees and participants. Please save the date for July 4, 2017 with a gathering at the Arbor’s Green right after the parade.
Western Gardens Neighborhood Association: Best Party!
  • Their May Block Party was the biggest event that they have had as an association! This event has a kids’ bike parade, face painting, and all kinds of food. Next year’s event will be even bigger.
Hildreth Hill Neighborhood Association: Holiday Spirit
  • This neighborhood takes their holidays seriously! Each holiday seems to be celebrated with amazing pole decorations, gateway sign additions, and their holiday events and meetings are top notch!
South Lake Neighborhood Association: Best Organizational Outreach
  • The neighborhood has planned events this year in collaboration with HWS, Geneva Police Department, Lochland School, and GNRC to make them a success. This neighborhood is great at reaching out within their neighborhood to connect the dots with opportunities to get projects done.
East Lakeview Neighborhood Association: Good Spirit Award
  • This neighborhood’s leader, Edith Wormley has amazing spirit! The neighborhood association does not have a lot of members that attend meetings, but their spirit is huge! Their annual Fall Harvest Day this October was well attended by people of all ages and was so much fun.
Historic South Neighborhood Association:  Best Returning Event
  • Last year was the first annual Moonshadow Over Pulteney event and this year was a great turn out for their second year! There was amazing music, food trucks, wine, and laughter!
Founders Square Neighborhood Association: Pride in History, Pride in Neighborhood
  • Founders Square has done so much to remember the history within their neighborhood and also taking pride where they live. They have done so many events this year: Cemetery workdays, Good Neighbor Day, partnership with the Geneva Historical Society events, and amazing outdoor neighbor meetings.
Downtown Neighborhood Association: Beautification Award
  • Fred Brockway and crew have done a stellar job in creating the Downtown Butterfly Garden. It has really turned the corner of East Castle and 5&20 around and welcomes residents and visitors coming to enjoy downtown.
Castle Heights Neighborhood Association: Best Builders!
  • This neighborhood created a top-notch Firemen’s Parade float and have led great craft projects in Lafayette Circle with their Castle Heights kid’s group.

Lehigh Gardens Neighborhood Association: Best Gardeners Award

  • This year’s garden walk was the biggest it ever has been with the most participating households for any neighborhood. The neighborhood association hosting next year, has a record to beat!




 RSVP by Nov. 4th · Scholarships Available

$20 Adults · $15 Seniors (65+) · $10 Kids (12 and Under)


Breakout Sessions Led By Field Experts, Neighborhood Planning Activities, Kid Track! (No babysitter required!), Networking Opportunities, Full Dinner Buffet, and more!


Bella Italia

Ceasar Salad with Shaved Asiago Cheese and Garlic Croutons, Medley of Olives, Pickled and Roasted Vegetables, Sliced Cheeses, Garlic Bread, Chicken Parmesan, Ricotta Cheese Stuffed Rigatoni with Sweet Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions, Fresh Vegetable Du Jour, Canolis and Mini Dessert Display,


Lemonade, and Iced Tea

Gourmet Coffee & Tea

Fresh Brewed Evening Star Coffee Roaster

 Call 315-828-6588 ·  Submit Registration to the GNRC (47 Castle Street) · We will contact you for payment arrangements.