Lunch and Issues
Larry Brooks will talk about:
Buffalo Niagara: Diagnosis and Prescription for Change.
Friday, February 17, 2017
11:30 a.m. registration
Speaker at Noon, Lunch served at 1:00 p.m.
Scotch 'n Sirloin Restaurant
3999 Maple Road, Amherst, 14226
Recently, it's been easy to find positive signs of a change: waterfront
development, medical campus construction, new business expansion and
startups, and an uptick in the population and employment. But how are we
really doing? We'll discuss the state of the region, why we are where we are
today, and ways to go forward in order for this region to realize its potential.
Buffalo native and life-long resident Larry Brooks is a UB graduate with a
degree in philosophy. Most of his career was spent in industrial construction as
a draftsman, designer, and project manager but then he transitioned into
contractor and staff for the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, from which he
recently retired. Since retirement, Brooks has been a freelance writer with his
work appearing in local publications such as the Buffalo News, Buffalo Spree,
and others. His book Buffalo Niagara: Diagnosis & Prescription for Change was
published in 2015. Larry is currently president of the boards of the Western
New York Land Conservancy and the Central Council of Buffalo's St. Vincent
de Paul Society.
We appreciate co-sponsorship of this program by the Partnership for the Public Good and The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and WNY, Inc.
Make reservations by noon on Tuesday,
February 14, by calling the
League office at 986-4898 or online here.
Luncheon cost is $20. Pay at the door with cash
or check to LWVBN. To attend the program
only (no charge), call 986-4898.