Westby, Wis – Andrew Londre, Couleecap’s Business and Income Developer, was one of 40 young urban leaders recently selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants nationwide to join the 2014 Next City Vanguard Class. He will be one of two vanguards from the Midwest.
Londre was selected based on his extensive work to revitalize neighborhoods in the City of La Crosse as an employee of Couleecap and as an active member of the community.
“Vanguard is an annual gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.
Each year, Next City selects 40 applicants whose bright ideas for cities, experience in the field and ambition for the future all show great promise to become members of the new Vanguard class. Vanguard members — non-profit directors, city council members,artists, private sector leaders and others influencing the direction of their cities — along with alumni, host city committee representatives and Next City staff gather for an intensive (and fun) series of presentations, workshops, neighborhood tours and more. The aim is to collectively learn and think about how to tackle challenges faced by the host city as well as cities across the country.”
Londre will travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 24th for the 2014 Next City Vanguard Conference.
Couleecap, Inc. is a private non‐profit 501c3 charitable organization. Couleecap helps people in need with housing, food, transportation, and more. Created in 1966, we are a community action program that fights poverty and promotes self‐sufficiency in Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties.
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