Springfield ICON (Inner City Older Neighborhoods) will host an event on Thursday, Nov. 15 featuring Bernice Radle, a developer from Buffalo, New York, who will address the topic of small scale economic development in neighborhoods. ICON will also present the fifth annual Good Neighbor Awards at the annual dinner, held at the Inn at 835 in Springfield.

Radle is the founder and CEO of Buffalove Development and Little Wheel Hustle, companies that work to bring vacant spaces back to life. Her projects have been featured in TedxBuffalo, in the New York Times and on on HGTV / DIY Network. Radle has also received awards for historic preservation.

The Good Neighbor Awards recognize those who embody ICON’s mission to improve the quality of life for Springfield residents in inner city older neighborhoods.

2018 Good Neighbors Award winners include:

  • Steve Myers
  • Faith Coalition for the Common Good
  • Seth and Ivy Molen, owners of Brick City Apartments and Seth Molen Construction
  • Molly Berns, director of Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission

The cost for the dinner is $35, which includes a buffet dinner. For more information, visit springfieldicon.org/event.