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Bianca Butts


Bianca ButtsBianca Butts is on a mission to energize and empower citizens to revitalize their own urban communities. For much of her professional career, she has been focused on helping people become proactive in preserving their spaces with or without the assistance of institutions. Currently, Bianca is the Manager of Climate Resiliency and Sustainability at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, a local community development funding intermediary that invests in community revitalization work in Greater Cleveland.

In her role, she is responsible for employing a variety of methods to improve climate resiliency and sustainability in four Cleveland communities which include Central Kinsman, Detroit Shoreway, Glenville and Slavic Village. 

Bianca works with community development staff, a team of Neighborhood Climate Ambassadors and a variety of other partners around the city to improve neighborhood emergency preparedness, knowledge about energy consumption, vacant land reuse and other collaborative initiatives that can lead to Cleveland communities becoming more sustainable and vibrant.