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In the News: The Buffalo News covers One Region Forward’s Community Congress open house events

One Region Forward to host open houses in Lockport and Buffalo

July 20, 2014

The Buffalo News is this regions largest publication with readers throughout Western New York and beyond. Read their recently published article covering the July 2014 Community Congress Open Houses.


One Region Forward, the University at Buffalo-based effort to create a plan to bring Erie and Niagara counties into a future of successful and sustainable development, will hold what it calls “open houses” Monday in Lockport and Tuesday in Buffalo.

Monday’s event is set for 5:30 and 7 p.m. in the Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave. The Tuesday sessions at are the same times at the City Campus of Erie Community College.

Bart Roberts, research assistant professor at UB’s Regional Institute, said the meetings will offer “the key findings of the community engagement process.” He said the sessions will move the two-year process close to its culmination, the release of a final report that “will be distributed fairly soon.”

Roberts said, “The report has been worked on by over 100 subject-matter experts from the two-county region.”

Also, nearly 800 citizens have attended local meetings all over the region. They have completed 115 maps of possible visions for the future of Erie and Niagara counties.

Read the full article at The Buffalo News