What’s happening? Good question. After almost three years since conception , the DFR is taking time to reflect and, perhaps, reorganize. Founding director, Kevin Bott, ran for the office of mayor here in Syracuse on the Green Party ticket this fall. Amazingly, the Greens only knew Kevin from his work in DFR, and felt his knowledge of the issues, and ability to articulate them to a wide audience, would make him a compelling candidate. In the end, after a seven-week campaign, Kevin received over 15% of the vote — 10% more than any previous Green mayoral candidate.
As snow begins falling in Syracuse, the DFR leadership team is meeting to discuss what our next chapter is about. We know we’re interested in moving beyond the East Side. We know we need people from all parts of the city to join us, which may mean that we need to start performing in community centers and churches in different parts of the city. Stay tuned!
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