Affinity Dinner: Tackling Blight: A National Perspective
December 4, 20177:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rick Vilello; Dr. Akilah Watkins-Butler
Come listen as Dr. Akilah Watkins-Butler, the new leader for the Center for Community Progress, shares national trends and tools being used successfully to fight blight, revitalize communities, and bolster local real estate markets. She’ll share success stories from communities in PA and other states that are turning eyesores into new amenities, affordable housing and green space.
Introductions: Winnie Branton, Esq., Branton Strategies, LLC
Opening Remarks: Rick Vilello, Deputy Director for Community Affairs and Development, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Speaker: Dr. Akilah Watkins-Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Community Progress