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VSNC, Inc. hopes you enjoyed the 15h annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference held in Lynchburg, Virginia on September 18-19, 2014 and thank you for your interest and participation.

VSNC also thanks our conference sponsors for without their financial support, this conference would not be possible. Please show them your ongoing gratitude as well by supporting their products, services and activities.


The annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference provides an excellent opportunity for communities from across the Commonwealth to come together and share their knowledge, experience and vision on how to make Virginia’s neighborhoods the neighborhoods of choice. While each neighborhood is unique, all neighborhoods across Virginia face very similar issues and challenges ranging from the basics of organizing to addressing the complicated issues of public safety.

Each year the conference is attended by a diverse group of grass roots neighborhood leaders and youth, non-profit and government staff, and others working in the field of neighborhood development.

We look forward to seeing you at the 16th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on September 24-25, 2015 and hope you will SAVE THE DATE!

Check back often as information about the 2015 conference being held in Norfolk, Virginia will be updated as it becomes available.

Latest News

Dinner Reception

Posted February 20, 2015 at 10:35 AM
The 16th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce that this year's Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held in Norfolk, VA on September 24-25, 2015 will include a very special conference dinner reception on board the Spirit of Norfolk on Thursday, September 24, 2015. (more...)

2015 VSNC Call for Presentations

Posted February 4, 2015 at 10:27 AM
The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Planning Committee is now accepting 90 minute workshop proposals for presentations at the 16th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference scheduled for September 24-25, 2015 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, VA. The theme for this year’s conference is Creating Neighborhood Connections: People, Purpose and Passion. (more...)

2015 VSNC Conference Announcement

Posted October 7, 2014 at 10:43 AM

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. (VSNC) Planning Committee is proud to announce that the City of Norfolk, Virginia has been chosen as the site for the 16th annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference taking place at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel on September 24-25, 2015.

The theme of the conference is "Creating Neighborhood Connections; People, Purpose and Passion". Attendees from neighborhoods and municipalities across our Commonwealth will come together to learn best practices for addressing neighborhood issues of the times, attend informative workshops, network with one another, and share experiences and information toward building stronger communities.


2014 Welcome Keynote Speaker: Anwar Saleem

Posted March 27, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Anwar Saleem is the Executive Director of H Street Main Street, Inc., a position he has held since 2007. Mr. Saleem founded this non-profit organization in 2002 to guide the revitalization of an important, and long-neglected, neighborhood commercial corridor in Washington D.C. (more...)

2014 Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Basil I. Gooden

Posted March 27, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Basil Gooden currently serves as the State Director of USDA Rural Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia having been recently appointed to this position by President Obama in April 2014. Prior to this position, he served as the Principal Deputy Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development having been appointed to this position in May 2002 by former Governor Mark Warner and re-appointed by Governor Tim Kaine. (more...)

Video of the 2013 VSNC

Posted December 12, 2013 at 1:53 PM

If you did not have an opportunity to attend the 2013 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference held in Virginia Beach in Sept, check out the short video below on what you missed!

Hope to see you next year in Lynchburg, VA - SAVE THE DATE - Sept 18-19, 2014.


Statewide Promotional & Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted February 4, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Your sponsorship is vital to the success of this conference as conference registration fees are kept to a minimum to provide an opportunity for residents of all income levels to fully participate in this dynamic event. As a participating sponsor of this conference, you will be showing your customers, associates and neighbors that you care about the quality of life in our neighborhoods, and support those individuals and organizations who work diligently, tirelessly, and sometimes thanklessly creating the neighborhoods we are proud to call home.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, click here for more information or call 540-342-2763.