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Darren Cotton

Assistant Planner, University at Buffalo Regional Institute

While living in the University Heights neighborhood of Buffalo, Darren became increasingly engaged in the community and has been afforded the opportunity to volunteer with some incredible organizations like PUSH Buffalo, Habitat for Humanity, and the University Heights Collaborative. As the student representative on the Collaborative’s board, he has witnessed firsthand the impact of collective action and citizen empowerment on broad-based neighborhood issues.