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Byrdsong presents "Urban Agenda Strategy" for Homewood - Part 1

Posted by Elwin Green on September 18, 2014 at 10:25 PM


T. Rashad Byrdsong, President and CEO of Community Empowerment Association


About two dozen people came out for a meeting at Community Empowerment Association in which CEA President and CEO T. Rashad Byrdsong presented a document for the community's review and use, titled "Homewood Urban Agenda Strategy: An Inner-City Model for Urban Revitalization."


Mr. Byrdsong devoted the greater part of the evening to walking the audience through a PowerPoint slideshow that provided background on the year-long process that produced the Urban Agenda.


He also challenged the leaders of Homewood's organizations to do better at coming together in order to present a unified front to government and the foundation community, both of whom are expected to be major sources of funding for redevelopment efforts in Homewood.


He emphasized that the document distributed to attendees was not in its final form, saying twice that "it's 75 percent done."


Describing it as "a theoretical framework," he said, "This document will never be done until we receive the concrete goods."

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Reply PDavis
11:24 PM on September 18, 2014 
Good discussion and I am pleased with the report out by this advisory group. One of the questions that often occurs is when will people hear the results of work done by various groups. This question is asked when folks receive funds and I'm glad we are hearing about work done on a voluntary basis. I am committed to work on ways to improve our communication in Homewood. Mr. Green what does it take to put a print publication together?

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