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Block Club Blowout: First Annual Citizen Empowerment Conference

City of Buffalo will be holding its first annual Citizen Empowerment Conference
on the 1st of August from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.  The event will take place in the Buffalo Convention Center, and all are encouraged to attend.

theme of the conference is “Making a Difference One Block at a Time”.  Mayor Brown hopes the conference will
help teach citizens of different programs that can contribute to the safety and
well-being of the neighborhoods.

very pleased to offer this opportunity for our residents to learn about city
programs and initiatives that are available to them that will help strengthen
the quality of life for their families and neighborhoods,” said Mayor
Brown.  “I urge all residents to
take full advantage of this opportunity to make a difference in their

conference is being sponsored and planned through a number of local block club
representatives, an advisory citizens’ committee, City of Buffalo personnel, as
well as several other partners and sponsors.

bringing this information to residents of the City of Buffalo, it is imperative
to collaborate with residents, block clubs, and public and private
institutions,” said Oswaldo Mestre, Jr., Director of the City of Buffalo’s
Division of Citizen Services.  “There
is an array of information that will be available to conference attendees,
including workshops focusing on neighborhood improvements and related
government policy.”

conference will offer workshops based off of five focus areas, including
neighborhood beautifications, government policy, community involvement, social
capital, and health and wellness. 
Presenters of the workshops are experts in the field they are
representing and are made up of city officials, conference sponsors and
community leaders.

in the event will be health screenings vendor tables, a breakfast panel
discussion, a luncheon featuring a keynote speaker and entertainment, along
with a community awards ceremony. 
There will also be prize giveaways and daycare services will be provided
for attendees.  The conference is
free and open to all residents, but pre-registration for the event is

A community advocate of the year award will be awarded in memory of Rosa Gibson.

more information or to pre-register, contact the Mayor’s Call and Resolution
and visit the City of Buffalo’s website.

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