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Common Council Conversations: Council Member Ulysees Wingo on The Public Good

Presenter(s): Sarah Wooton
Date: April 26, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Over the next few months, PPG is hosting Buffalo Common Council members on The Public Good as they discuss their goals and plans for the upcoming year. 

This week on The Public Good, we feature Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr. of the Masten District

Council Member Wingo has a bachelor's degree in management from Houghton College and a master's degree in public administration from Buffalo State College. In addition to serving on the Common Council, he is the Senior Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church and Assistant Professor of Business at Houghton College and SUNY Erie. Council Member Wingo is a former Program Coordinator at Buffalo Promise Neighborhood and Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo.

The Masten District is home to six neighborhoods: Cold Springs, Delavan-Grider, Fillmore-Leroy, Hamlin Park, Martin Luther King, Jr., Park, and Trinidad Park. More than 80% of Masten residents identify as Black, while roughly one in 10 identifies as white. Community landmarks include the Delavan Grider Community Center, Hamlin Park Historic Neighborhood, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

This episode is part of an ongoing series Common Council Conversations, where members of the Buffalo Common Council discuss what's going on in their district and priorities for the coming year.

The interviews will span a variety of topics. Each Common Council member will be asked about:

  • Priorities for the year ahead
  • What’s going on in their district
  • What improvements or changes they’d like to see in their district over the next few years
  • What community organizations, block clubs, cultural groups, and other groups should be highlighted as doing really positive work in their district, and
  • Which of the 2022 PPG Community Agenda items they support

The series will allow Buffalo residents to hear from their council members on these important topics and hear more about what’s going on in districts across the city. 

Click here to visit Council Member Wingo's web page