New Bern Choice Neighborhoods Initiative eNewsletter February 2015
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     LATEST NEWS & EVENTS                                                              

Want to be a part of positive change in New Bern?  Ready to get off the sidelines and get to work?  

Choice Neighborhoods planning is moving forward!

Working groups will kick off March 3-5 to address the following areas.  Contact us if you want to be part of the planning team: 
  • Adult education / Jobs training
  • Childhood education
  • Crime & Safety
  • Economic Development
  • Recreation & Green spaces
  • Transportation
  • Housing Development
  • Health & Wellness  
 Click here for the full schedule. 

CNI is a community-driven process.  That means everyone has a voice in the process.  You don't need to live in the Choice Neighborhood to participate. 
Existing Conditions Presentations – we had a terrific turnout at our January 14-15 Stakeholder and Resident meetings, with great discussions about existing conditions in the Choice Neighborhood.  The issues raised will be the launching point for working groups to talk about how to bring real change to the neighborhood. 
Click here to see the presentations and here to see the photos.   
Neighborhood & Resident Surveys – we've just completed an extensive survey effort across the Choice Neighborhood with tremendous participation!  Over 180 households completed the neighborhood survey and more than 50% of public housing residents took nearly an hour to complete a very detailed needs assessment.  The valuable data gathered will be the basis for discussions about how to begin revitalizing the neighborhood.  Thanks to all who participated!
 Click here to see the results of the survey efforts.   
Choice Neighborhoods Website   Check out our website at  It’s full of information, maps, and illustrations to answer all of your questions about the CNI planning process.  Just need a quick update on a future meeting or want to see photos from a recent event?  Follow us on Facebook to get regular updates. 

For more information about New Bern’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, contact:

  •  Mickey Miller, Grant Coordinator, at 252-633-0800, ext. 30  -- or --
  •  Tharesa Lee, People Planning Lead, at 252-633-0800, ext. 26 -- or -- 
  •  Contact us through the links below.
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