CACLV ANNUAL MEETING TO FOCUS ON ASSET-BUILDING AND NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION

Posted by CACLV (ycolonlopez) on Oct 16 2012
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT:    Alan L. Jennings

                       610-248-9900 

CACLV ANNUAL MEETING TO FOCUS ON

ASSET-BUILDING AND

NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION

 

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, in the Wood Dining Room in Iacocca Hall, on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus, at 11:45 AM.  The luncheon will feature reports by the volunteer leaders of the anti-poverty agency’s various asset-building and neighborhood revitalization initiatives. 

While the agency is best known for programs like the Sixth Street Shelter, Second Harvest Food Bank and its Energy Partnership, its newly-adopted strategic plan emphasizes helping people build assets, like starting a business and owning a home, and revitalizing neighborhoods through a variety of physical enhancements like replacing heaved, unsafe sidewalks, improving residential and commercial facades, installing streetlights, planting trees and community gardens, streetscaping and creating or improving green spaces.  CACLV spends approximately $2 million per year on such initiatives.

The formal program is expected to begin at approximately 12:35 PM and should conclude by approximately 1:20 PM.  The event is sponsored by Air Products.

As a non-profit with a commitment to citizen leadership, the series of reports will be presented community leaders involved in or leading the agency’s work.  Presenters will include Peter Gray, Regional President of KNBT, Bradley Askins, Lehigh University, Karen Vadyak, Assistant CEO, Easton Hospital, Jose Antonio Ortiz, producer, Mirta Rodriguez, also of KNBT, CACLV Board President Alicia Miller Karner, Economic Development Administrator, County of Northampton and Debbie Kootzman, a resident of Easton’s West Ward.  The agency will also report on new initiatives it is pursuing. 

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