Neighborhood Reinvestment Workshops

Wick Neighbors, Inc., in association with Youngstown 2010, has organized a series of five workshops entitled, “Neighborhood Reinvestment: How To’s.” The series is aimed at raising awareness, increasing understanding and seeking solutions on how to bring reinvestment to Youngstown’s neighborhoods. The workshops feature speakers with national reputations in their fields who discuss successful strategies for neighborhood redevelopment and the roles of the public sector, private sector and neighborhood groups.

Workshop #1

Reversing Decline: Goals for Neighborhood Investment in Weak Market Cities

May 17, 2006 @ The Butler Museum of American Art

Featured Speakers:

  • Alan Mallach - Research Director, National Housing Institute
  • Alex Staneff - Vice President of Community Development Lending, Key Bank

Workshop #2

Vacant Properties: Neighborhood Liability or Asset?

June 14, 2006 @ The Butler Museum of American Art

Featured Speakers:

  • Joseph Schilling - Director of Research and Policy, National Vacant Properties Campaign
  • Lisa Nelson - Associate Director for Community Information, Case Western Reserve University

Workshop #3

Financing Neighborhood Reinvestment: How Do Cities Do It?

September 27, 2006 @ The Butler Museum of American Art

Featured Speakers:

  • Melissa Barry - Director of Housing and Community Development, City of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jerry Egan - Manager of Comprehensive Planning Division, City of Akron, Ohio

Workshop #4

Financing Neighborhood Reinvestment: The Role of the Private Sector

October 18, 2006 @ The Butler Museum of American Art

Featured Speakers:

  • Eric Hoddersen - President, Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
  • Bruce Murphy - President, Community Development, KeyBank
  • Michael Taylor - President and Executive Director, Community Development Corp., National City Bank

Workshop #5

Who Speaks for the Neighborhood? Who Sets the Neighborhood Agenda?

November 8, 2006 @ The Butler Museum of American Art

Featured Speaker:

  • Philip Star - Director, Center for Neighborhood Development, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University