Mary Delaney

Mary Delaney

Executive Director at Community Matters

Mary has worked in the Lower Price Hill community since 2010 as an educator, organizer, and non-profit leader. In 2014, she helped found Community Matters. As a community organizer, she believes in the power and potential of the Lower Price Hill community. Mary leads Community Matters with a focus on investing in the strengths and assets within the community to build a thriving and equitable future. Mary holds a BA in International Affairs from Xavier University, with a focus on international economic development. In addition to her work at Community Matters, Mary currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Leadership Council for Nonprofits, the Human Services Council of Hamilton CountyCradle to Career Cincinnati, and the Ohio CDC Association.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Korndyke Room - Basement Level

The Community Impact of Historic Preservation

This session will discuss how community led efforts have led to over $30 million in historic preservation in the small neighborhood of Lower Price Hill in Cincinnati. In 2015, Community Matters completed the $10 million restoration of the Saint Michael church campus (completed with New Market and Historic Tax Credits). This project led to several transformational preservation projects including, the LPH Thrives project, which restored 10 historic structures and created vibrant new housing, the Washing Well, a social enterprise laundromat, and Outerspace, a community arts hub. Learn about what it took to complete these projects and the community wide impact created with historic preservation.