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 Workshop to help residents buy vacant land in Detroit on Nov. 18

A Land Forum workshop series is being offered to help Detroit residents through the process of buying vacant property in the city.

The next workshop, free and open to the public, is set from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Repair the World Detroit, 2701 Bagley. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Samira Guyot at sguyot@mi-community.org.
 
The Land Forum is a traveling workshop designed to demystify the process of buying vacant Detroit property and to build a cohort of informed buyers from the community. The forum is an initiative of The Greening of Detroit, LOVELAND Technologies, Michigan Community Resources, Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and Wayne Law’s Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law.

Each workshop takes place in a different neighborhood roughly once every six weeks.

Each workshop covers these topics:

• How to plan your property project and figure out if the land you’re interested in buying fits your goals.

• What to consider, legally and environmentally, before you buy.

• How to prepare for and participate in the Wayne County Tax Auction.

• How to navigate the property-buying process.

• How to develop your property after you buy it, including step-by-step guides to make your project a reality.

Each workshop offers stations with specific information and resources about a major step in the process of buying and using vacant land. Those attending will be asked a series of questions at the start of the event to find out what type of assistance best suits their needs.

For more information, email Rosie Sharp at srosesharp@greeningofdetroit.com.
 

Nemeth Law founder joins board of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, has been selected to join the board of directors of the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, an award winning national model for arts education and youth development.
 
Nemeth joins Mosaic after serving more than 10 years on the board of Vista Maria, the oldest and largest private, not-for-profit child welfare agency in Michigan for girls and young women. During her board tenure, including serving as board vice chair, Nemeth received Vista Maria’s Outstanding Board Leadership Award.

Nemeth became acquainted with Mosaic through her daughter, now a freshman in the BFA Guthrie theatre program at the University of Minnesota, who was a Mosaic member from 2007 to 2011.

“Serving on the Mosaic Board presents a wonderful opportunity to give back to an organization that gave my daughter so much,” Nemeth said. “The artists involved learn discipline, time management, how to be their best selves and how to work as a team.”

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