Plans announced for neighborhood summit in Allentown

Author: , Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published: Oct 03 2012 03:32:06 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2012 05:39:49 PM EDT
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Allentown leaders are calling on city residents to come together to make the Queen City a better place to live.

Officials on Wednesday announced plans for the first Allentown Neighborhood Summit. It will be held on Sat., Oct. 20, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Residents will be able to get to know each other and learn how to make their neighborhoods safer places to live.

The summit will also feature various workshops for adults and teens.

Mayor Ed Pawlowski said it's all about bringing people together to make Allentown a better place.

"The more people get involved, the better our neighborhoods and our communities are going to be," Pawlowski said. "It can't just be government alone. It has to be government working together with our neighborhoods, with our communities, with the people on our blocks to make our city great and that's what we're hoping to do."

The neighborhood summit is free and open to the public. You can register online to attend.