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U.S. Court of Appeals Judge  Damon J. Keith, Sixth Circuit, congratulated Detroit RiverFront Conservancy CEO Faye Alexander Nelson who was the honoree of the 24th Annual Soul Food Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 14, at the T. Levin Courthouse in Detroit.

Nelson was recognized for her work in transforming a downtown stretch of the city’s waterfront into a source of community pride. “Her efforts with the reclamation project have been remarkable,” Keith said of this year’s honoree who earned her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1980.

“Faye deserves tremendous recognition for working so hard to help breathe new life into the riverfront. It is now an area that we can all be proud of as we enjoy its many wonderful features.”

Nelson has headed the RiverFront Conservancy since its beginning in 2003, leading the revitalization of a 3.5-mile stretch from Joe Louis Arena to Gabriel Richard Park just east of the Belle Isle Bridge.