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Vibrant Batavia schedules five 'coffee talks' for city folks

The City of Batavia and Vibrant Batavia have partnered with NeighborWorks® Rochester to make the City of Batavia neighborhoods stronger. Vibrant Batavia and NeighborWorks have scheduled five “Coffee Talks” throughout the City so that residents may open dialogue with City leadership about neighborhood issues and opportunities. The forum also sets the stage for NeighborWorks® Rochester to introduce Leanna Di Risio as its Batavia dedicated Community Organizer.

As one of the country’s leaders in community development, NeighborWorks has partnered with the City of Batavia to focus on community development. In turn, NeighborWorks® Rochester hired Batavia native, Leanna Di Risio, to be the dedicated representative to lead these neighborhood improvement discussions.

Over the next few weeks, Di Risio will be knocking door to door inviting neighbors to attend the kick off Coffee Talk series, which will review the proposed neighborhood designations, encourage discussions about neighborhood concerns and start to list projects that will build confidence and pride in their community.

Candidates will be identified in each neighborhood to lead neighborhood functions; such as block parties, neighborhood clean up, holiday house tours, neighborhood garage sales, etc. 

A short survey will also be distributed to attending residents with an incentive to comment. Chosen at random, a $25 gift certificate will be awarded at each of the slated Coffee Talk events. Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts will be provided along with kid friendly activities.


City Centre on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. to noon

West End                                                                                                           

Williams Park Pavilion (rain or shine) on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. to noon

Central Park District & Downtown                

Lambert Park Pavilion (rain or shine) on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. to noon

Southside & East End                                   

Kibbe Park Pavilion (rain or shine) on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. to noon

West Wedge                                                    

Williams Park (rain or shine) on Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. to noon

For more information about Vibrant Batavia or NeighborWorks contact Leanna Di Risio at [email protected] or by phone at (585)738-7388. 

Cory Hawley
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Joined: Aug 23 2009

Will Linda Richman be hosting these Cawwwfeee Tawwwks?

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