Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Executive Director, PUSH Buffalo

Ghirmatzion became Executive Director earlier this summer of the west side community organization dedicated on creating sustainable housing and a healthy environment. In addition to the her work with PUSH over the last five years, Ghirmatzion stands out with a personal story that people credit as fueling renewed life in the City of Good Neighbors. She and her family are one of the tens of thousands of residents who emigrated from another country and started a new life in Buffalo as refugees.


Katie O’Sullivan, Program Manager, Go Buffalo Niagara

Go Buffalo Niagara is a resource on shared and active mobility options sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation in partnership with GObike Buffalo.  Katie will present an overview of the resources and tools offered by Go Buffalo Niagara that make it easier to choose transportation options that benefit your budget, health, community, and the environment. Join the discussion to boost your commute and learn about regional transportation initiatives.