Eastside Grassroots Coalition: The Implementation of a Strategic Plan for the Buffalo Road Corridor
The Eastside Grassroots Coalition is a collaborative effort between the Urban Erie Community Development Corporation (UECDC) and the House of Mercy. The goal of the EGC is to engage residents, community organizations, and businesses to revitalize the Buffalo Road Corridor and surrounding neighborhoods, creating a prosperous and thriving community. Learn from Gary Horton, Executive Director of the Urban Erie Community Development Corporation and ECG leader about next steps and what is at stake in 2022.
Location: Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT)—650 East Ave. Suite 120, Erie, PA 16503.
Date/Time: Thursday, July 14 @ 7 p.m.
Parking: lot at front entrance, street parking
What to bring: Proof of full vaccination (this includes booster shot) and identification. Please read our full Covid-19 policy here (updated April 1, 2022).
Gary Horton is the founder and CEO of the Urban Erie Community Development Corporation (UECDC) and current President of the NAACP branch in Erie. He is a passionate advocate for building vibrant communities by helping people to remove barriers to self-sufficiency. Horton is a co-founder of the Minority Community Investment Coalition as well as the neighborhood improvement group Eastside Grassroots Coalition. He also currently serves on the Erie Neighborhood Growth Partnership board and the Governor’s Advisory Board for Environmental Justice. Since graduating from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a minor in Political Science, Horton has given more than 30 years to public service. In addition to holding positions in the mayor’s office, the governor’s office, and the federal Department of Health Education and Welfare, he also was elected to two terms as a School Board Director.