“Notable Louisville Neighborhoods and the People Who Put Them on the Map” is a new series that focuses on the various neighborhoods within the city of Louisville. For the final installment this year, Kevin Fields will lead a panel discussion on the opportunities and future of West Louisville. Joining him on the panel will be:
- Jackie Floyd, a native Louisvillian and current resident of the Russell neighborhood. She has broad experience in community engagement, case management and civic involvement. Most recently, Jackie served with New Directions Housing Corporation as a Vision Russell Outreach Worker leading community outreach and input efforts with the Vision Russell Choice Neighborhoods Planning grant.
- Laura Kinsell-Baer, a Project Manager at McCormack Baron Salazar. She supports the implementation of comprehensive mixed-income and mixed-use projects. She is currently managing redevelopment of the Beecher Terrace Public Housing, site part of the Vision Russell Choice Neighborhood Initiative.
- Theresa Zawacki, Executive on Loan to Russell: A Place of Promise, an economic justice-based initiative. Zawacki and the initiative are focused on the people and places that enhance the existing, new, and historic assets in Louisville’s historically black Russell neighborhood.
Networking and pizza will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the panel discussion following.