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Community Development Awards

The Buffalo LISC Community Development Awards celebrate the individuals and organizations whose tireless efforts have created tangible, sustainable change in our neediest neighborhoods. Recipients are nominated by their colleagues for their contributions to comprehensive community development in the Buffalo Metro area through their leadership, innovation and collaboration.

Awards are given for the following categores:

Neighborhood Development Project of the Year

This award recognizes one or more community organizations who have come together on a specific project that has contributed significantly to the enhancement of the community.

Buffalo Community Builder Award

This award recognizes an outstanding individual that has provided advocacy, leadership and innovation in helping to strengthen Buffalo's low-income neighborhoods.

Building Sustainable Communities Award 

This award recognizes an organization, individual or project that enhances the community and incorporates three or more of the pillars of LISC's Building Sustainable Communities Initiative.The five pillars include: Expanding investments in housing and other real estate; Increasing family income and wealth; Stimulating economic development; Improving access to quality education; Supporting healthy environments and lifestyles.

Congratulations to our 2016 Community Development Award Winners!

Neighborhood Development Project of the Year

Massachusetts Avenue Community Homes, PUSH Buffalo/Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Company, Inc.

Buffalo Community Builder Award

Marlies Wesolowski, Executive Director of the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY

Buffalo LISC Building Sustainable Communities Award

Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT)

Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI)

See the full event photo album here.

Click here to read our news article on the 2016 Community Development Awards.