Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement Incorporated members vote to approve merger
To the editor:
Plain Press, June 2021 We are excited to announce that the members of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) and Cudell Improvement, Inc. have voted to APPROVE a merger of our organizations! Membership of both entities voted overwhelmingly to adopt the merger agreement, with over 91% of all votes cast in favor of unifying, showing that there is a clear mandate for us to move forward together.
The official date of merger will be July 1, 2021, at which time the organizations will move forward as one with a single board of directors. A new name for the organization will be developed and announced over the next 60 days in advance of the official merger date.
Community development services in your neighborhood will continue on as normal. As you know, the staffs of the organizations had previously been unified under the existing shared services agreement that covered the Cudell, Detroit Shoreway, and Edgewater neighborhoods. Following the official merger date, we look forward to embarking on organizational strategic planning to set the future vision and goals of the unified community development corporation.
Thank you to all of you who participated in the surveys, meetings, and community outreach leading up to this, and to those who made a point to vote and make your voice heard. We appreciate your dedication as members and look forward to serving you all as we come together to improve the quality of life for everyone in our neighborhoods.
Charles Slone, Board Chair, Cudell Improvement, Inc.
Patty Jurca, Board President, DSCDO