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In the News: Amherst Bee Features a Champion for Change Project

On August 6, 2014 the Amherst Bee wrote an article about how one of the Champions for Change from One Region Forward’s Citizen Planning School is seeking to place historical signs in front of landmarks on the Village of Williamsville’s Main Street. The effort is meant to make Main Street in Williamsville more walkable and appealing by making its history more apparent to both residents and visitors.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Mary Ellen Haefner has a goal to make Main Street in Williamsville more walkable and appealing, and is working to take the next step forward.

At a recent Village Board work session, Haefner presented her vision to officials. Her objective is to make the history of Williamsville more apparent on Main Street through contemporary modes of signage.

“She came up with the idea on her own and wanted to apply this to the village she loves; it’s just tremendous,” Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa said. “It’s something we see time and time again from business members to residents in the community who want to get involved.”

Through One Region Forward and participating in Champions for Change, Haefner has developed her engagement.”

We are excited about the progress and Mary Ellen and other Champions for Change are making on their projects.

Check out the full article about Mary Ellen and her project here. Learn more about the Citizen Planning School and Champions for Change project by clicking here.