Buffalo Promise Neighborhood (BPN) announced today that it will host a community town hall meeting on Saturday, October 13 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Westminster Community Charter School. BPN is inviting various community stakeholders, including parents, residents, business owners, faith-based leaders, students, seniors, not-for-profit organizations, block clubs, teachers and counselors to attend the event, designed to create an action-oriented plan that includes specific strategies to improve the quality of life for all in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood.
"A major priority of the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood is ensuring that stakeholders are empowered to define and create a vision for what the community will look like in the future," said Tanya Perrin-Johnson, Director of Community Affairs for Buffalo Promised Neighborhood. "That is why participation and attendance of this town hall meeting by as many residents of the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood as possible is so important."
The event will feature an unveiling of a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis of the community developed with the help of one-on-one interviews over the last several months with neighborhood residents and stakeholders. The event will also include breakout sessions where stakeholders will participate in the process for community change.
"With so many exciting initiatives that are taking place in the community, including the approximately one million dollar grant BPN was recently awarded by the Department of Justice as well as the start of the construction of our new early childhood education center, there is significant and positive momentum building in the community," Perrin-Johnson continued. "The timing is perfect to gather community stakeholders to create this vision and sustain this momentum."