The Team

The Restore Our Community Coalition (ROCC) Board

The Restore Our Community Coalition (ROCC) Board

Restore Our Community Coalition (ROCC) is a 501(c) 3 organization supported by institutions and community organizations such as the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Black Chamber of Commerce, Citizens’ Alliance, and the Hamlin Park Taxpayers’ Association. ROCC is dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods along Humboldt Parkway.

The visionary of this movement is Mr. Clarke Eaton, retired manager of the City of Buffalo Public Works division and owner of a construction management firm. Mrs. Stephanie Barber Geter is the Chair of ROCC; Karen Stanley Fleming is the Executive Director. The steering committee members are Mr. Richard C. Cummings, Richard A. Cummings, Cornelius Johnson, Mark Mortenson, Greg Robinson, Sydney Brown, Al Baxter, Dave Stieglitz, Bradley Bethel, Jr. and David Roach, Esq.

This diverse team plans and implements activities and educational outreach to the Buffalo community and it encourages government stakeholders to invest public dollars to restore Humboldt Parkway and heal the neighborhood that was devastated by construction of the Kensington Expressway/Route 33.

Lumon Ross (1938-2014)

Lumon Ross (1938-2014)

We also honor the memory of the late Lumon Ross, who as the President of the Black Chamber of Commerce of WNY was passionate about the initiative to restore Humboldt Parkway.

ROCC gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the Wendt Foundation, and the encouragement of Mr. Robert Kresse to advance this social advocacy campaign.

Partnership Organizations

Buffalo Museum of Science
Black Chamber of Commerce
Citizens Alliance
Hamlin Park Taxpayers Association
Insight International
Jackson Parker Communications
Key Success Factors
Open Buffalo
PUSH Buffalo
Ferry Street Corridor Project
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservatory 
GoBike Buffalo
Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council
University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
University at Buffalo Regional Institute for Urban Planning
Scajaquada Corridor Coalition

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Donnee Hill, Retired Teacher, Bennett High School, Class of 1964.

Al Baxter

Al Baxter, Member of the Steering Committee.

Dave Stieglitz

Dave Stieglitz, Senior Partner at Stieglitz Snyder Architecture and Member of the Steering Committee.

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ROCC’s Executive Director, Karen Stanley Fleming and President of Black Chamber of Commerce of Western New York, businessman Richard C. Cummings

Richard C Cummings

Richard C Cummings, President, Black Chamber of Commerce of Western New York and Trustee Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Mr Cummings also is a ROCC Steering Committee Member.

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Members of the communications and campaign team: Sabina Ramsey, Managing Partner, Insight International, Karen Stanley Fleming, Executive Director of ROCC and Managing Partner of Key Success Factors, and Jennifer Parker, Founder of Jackson Parker Communications.

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Steering Committee Chair, Stephanie Barber Geter.

Bradley J. Bethel, Jr. Research Associate

Bradley J. Bethel, Jr. Research Associate

 

ROCC founder Clark E. Eaton and ROCC Board member Sydney Brown with Parkside Community Association Executive Director, Amber Small

ROCC founder Clark E. Eaton and ROCC Board member Sydney Brown with Parkside Community Association Executive Director, Amber Small