As part of Neighbor Power Indy 2018, INRC organized a panel of current and former neighborhood organization presidents to discuss their experiences. Over 25 residents participated in the discussion.

After the event, INRC surveyed the attendees, with particular interest in developing next steps. From that survey, five persons volunteered to develop a plan of action. After discussing several issues, the group decided to develop a project that benefits neighborhoods, with the specific goal to develop an action plan that outlines tools for neighborhood engagement that can be provided to existing and future neighborhood presidents.

These Neighborhood Leadership Tips have been used by neighborhood leaders in Indianapolis. There is no perfect way to be a neighborhood leader. Each of the tools may or may not be appropriate, depending on individual circumstances. The goal of this document is to present a variety of ideas, based on past practice.