Mayor Joe Schember is bringing back ideas to Erie after attending the Neighborhoods USA Conference, also known as NUSA. The mayor and two members of his administration visited Birmingham, Alabama for the four days of sessions about community development and building stronger neighborhoods.
Schember says, “If you have a good neighborhood, you’re comfortable, you feel safe, you know your neighbors, they watch out for your kids when they’re out. It’s about building those kind of neighborhoods, rebuilding them here in Erie.”
Schember says he needs to sort through ideas to determine how Erie might be able to apply them.