NUSA 2018- Birmingham, Alabama

The “Magic City” host of the 43rd Annual 2018 Neighborhoods, USA conference is the largest City in Alabama nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. The 43rd Annual NUSA conference was the “Third” time hosted by the Magic City, making it a history making, record breaking event which organizers attracted 885 attendees. There were sixty-four workshops and over one hundred and twenty presenters, twenty-four workshops sessions were certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Birmingham’s southern hospitality and charm was showcased as conference attendees experienced how it is “Building Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today”.


Inspirational Guest keynote speaker Clarence Threatt kicked off the conference week at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the Historic Boutwell auditorium. Over two hundred neighborhood volunteers were present as he set the stage to welcome the nation back to Birmingham again. Alanah Melton in the Mayor’s Office established a dynamic Mayoral panel moderated by Dejuanna Thompson. The panel included Mayor Randall L. Woodfin (Birmingham), Mayor Latoya Cantrell (New Orleans), Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba (Jackson, MS). Miss Melton was successful in showing that synergy can and will exist among the leadership in the Southeast. The three dynamic keynote speakers were Dr. Michael D. Moore (Faith Chapel Christian Church), Dr. Max Michael and Shauntice Allen (UAB), Dennis Harris (Church of the Highlands). The Exhibits included a debut of local artist which displayed their products, works of art and homemade goods and services.


Mayor Randall L. Woodfin hosted the Mayor’s “White” Reception and the Roaring 20’s Party filled the Sheraton Birmingham ballroom with excitement by offering attendees chances to win with over sixty door prizes. Both parties were big hits thanks to local entertainment, Alvin Garrett and “Just a few Cats” featuring Logan the Entertainer and DJ Chocolate and band which kept the attendees entertained.


The Annual Jazz in the Park showcased local talent such as Very Green Light Band in Linn Park, was a great closing to a successful 2018 Birmingham NUSA Conference.




The link above will take you to the Final Conference Report for NUSA 2018. Below are links to the official Conference Program Book, as well as the Conference Registration Book for the 2018 NUSA Conference in Birmingham. Unfortunately, there are no shareable copies from workshops at the 2018 NUSA conference.


Click here for an offical copy of the 2018 NUSA Conference Program Book


Click here for an offical copy of the 2018 NUSA Conference Registration Book