We are delighted to welcome our first guest of 2016 to the Clarion Content podcast. Wanona Satcher is a Neighborhood Development Specialist for the City of Durham and recently was the project manager for the Durham Urban Innovation Center. Over the course of her career she’s served as an urban designer, landscape architect designer, city planner, and economic developer. She has consulted with municipalities and neighborhood groups on community and economic development and helped translate her findings into policies that could be designed by local residents and adopted by local government. She is also a social entrepreneur who has founded two community development startups.
Satcher is not only an expert, but an extremely candid, friendly, and outgoing one. In short, who better to talk about development, change, and our shared future in Durham. She could hardly be more passionate, as you will hear. The name of her start-up says it all, iDrive Change.(1)
We believe it is the duty of independent media to serve as a check-and-balance within a free society. Talking to people like Wanona Satcher reminds us how powerful that role can be.
(1)Grammarians among us will note that the “i” isn’t capitalized, but the words “Drive” and “Change” are, showing clearly where the emphasis is.