FutureHeights to hold community-building events

Harvey Garrett, executive director of the West Side Community Collaborative in Buffalo, N.Y., will be the keynote speaker at the FutureHeights 2012 annual meeting. Garrett’s talk, Reversing Disinvestment in Our Community, will detail how his organization capitalized on vacant housing stock (much of it slated for demolition) and creative residents to turn one of Buffalo’s most distressed neighborhoods into its fastest growing real estate market.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at a location to be determined.

On April 28, FutureHeights will hold a Neighborhood Leadership Training at Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian with Chris McKee of the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative. Leaders of block clubs and neighborhood organizations are invited to attend.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, contact FutureHeights by phone at 216-320-1423 or visit www.futureheights.org.

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 11:20 AM, 01.31.2012