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Frankford CDC Board Meeting

The Frankford CDC held a public board of directors meeting Tuesday night at Frankford High School.  Visitors attending the meeting were met at the door by the members of the Frankford High Junior ROTC and directed to the 2nd floor library.

The CDC is emerging from a period of rebuilding from financial setbacks that threatened its existence.  At this point the financial issues are being dealt with and the board is looking toward a brighter future.

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You can find much more information on their website than I can pass on here.  I met with Tracy O’Drain Monday morning to talk about the CDC and where it stands today.  We chatted for about 90 minutes on the second floor of that building at 4900 Griscom Street.  She has a great view up there.  Tracy has her hands in a lot of different pots but is primarily responsible for business development.  You can expect to here more news from the CDC on a more regular basis.

New to add to your calendar is the date for the Frankford Festival which will be June 20th.  The location is now moving back to Overington Park.  More news will be forthcoming but think talent contest.

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Marie Delany and the Frankford CDC

From Jon Campisi and the Northeast Times:

Marie Delany is clearly impassioned about her volunteerism.  It shows when she speaks about the Frankford Community Development Corporation, which she has led since 2005. Delany serves as president of the eight-member board of directors for the CDC, an organization that aims to usher in economic vitality to the lower Northeast neighborhood.

Read the entire story here.