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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.

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