LISC National
Our Impact


In our line of work, we meet a lot of motivated, hardworking, community-minded people. These individuals’ contributions to the field of community development are diverse and essential, whether they be directors at a non-profit organizations, city officials, or CRA officers from local banks. One thing we’ve learned is that we need to get these partners together more often. 

2015 Community Development Awards
Plaques designed by local artist Sarah Fonzi for the 2015 CDA event
Kathy Merchant delivers the keynote address at the 2015 CDA event
LISC partners gather at Big Ditch Brewing for the first LISC Happy Hour
Friends at the 2016 LISC Happy Hour
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown speaks at the 2016 CDA event
2016 CDA winner Rahwa Ghirmatzion of PUSH Buffalo
2016 CDA winner Ben Bissell of WEDI
2016 CDA winner Marlies Wesolowski of Matt Urban Center
2016 CDA winner Amber Dixon of Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology
Buffalo LISC ED Mike Clarke and UDCDA's Roseann Scibilia at the 2017 Happy Hour
Local Advisory Committee members Laura Dolan and Karla Gadley at the 2017 Happy Hour

LISC has taken on the task of hosting two annual events to convene our community development partners: a casual springtime happy hour that brings everyone together for good conversation, and a fall Community Development Awards breakfast that recognizes their contributions to the field.

Photo Galleries

Check out our photo galleries from some of LISC's past events!

2017 Community Development Awards

Photos by Urban Prairie Films

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2017 Happy Hour

Photos by Urban Prairie Films

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2016 Community Development Awards Photo Album

Photos by Urban Prairie Films

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2015 Community Development Awards

Check out the photos from our first ever CDA event!

See the album here