FutureHeights' 2018 annual meeting is June 20
On June 20, FutureHeights will present its 16th annual meeting in the common space in the Coventry building, 2843 Washington Blvd., where it has its offices. FutureHeights, a nonprofit community development corporation, strives to engage people in their communities and to create a bright future for Cleveland Heights and University Heights residents.
This year’s meeting will discuss the current status of housing development in Cleveland Heights, including its issues, challenges, and assets. Then, the solution and the vision that FutureHeights has for the city and its residents will be presented, with help from keynote speaker Sally Martin.
Martin is a longtime resident of South Euclid, where she has lived with her family since 2001. She has served as housing director for the city of South Euclid since 2009. Her main duties are managing residential code enforcement and overseeing the daily operation of the housing department. Martin helped establish the city’s affiliate community development corporation, One South Euclid, creating the Build-Grow-Thrive Residential Resale program, which has provided the main income stream for the non-profit. In addition, Martin helps manage the city’s marketing and communications initiatives, and serves on the region’s Vacant and Abandoned Property Action Council where she chairs the delinquent tax committee and has coauthored papers and studies on housing policy issues. She currently serves as the chair of the executive committee for the Greater Cleveland Reinvestment Coalition.
Martin has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.
The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.futureheights.org or call 216-320-1423.
Emily Benson is a summer intern at FutureHeights and an incoming sophomore at Loyola University in Chicago.