Residents of Silver City met with community leaders recently to offer input and learn more about the “quality of life plan” that the neighborhood will develop. Silver City is one of three communities that make up the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods. The Layton Boulevard West Neighbors community organization was awarded $875,000 over four years as part of the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative to facilitate creation and implementation of the plan. Reporter Edgar Mendez talked to residents after the meeting, which took place at United Church, 2906 W. Scott St., about the issues that are important to them.
About Edgar Mendez
Edgar is a senior staff reporter for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Mendez is a proud graduate of UW-Milwaukee, where he double majored in Journalism and Sociology, and of Marquette University, where he earned a master’s degree in Communication. As an accomplished journalist, Edgar’s awards include a 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow award, several press club awards and a Society of Professional Journalists’ regional award for columns dealing with issues such as poverty, homelessness and racism.