The University Heights Collaborative (UHC) is a community-based group of residents and other interested people working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all in our neighborhood. Our committees include: Beautification, Business Involvement, Communication, Neighborhood Watch, and Landlord Outreach. We also serve as an umbrella organization for Block Clubs and Neighborhood Watch groups in University Heights.

To maintain and enhance the quality of life within the University Heights by working with residents, property owners, block clubs, UB staff and students, law enforcement, business owners and elected officials in order to coordinate and develop resources and responsibilities within the community.

A University Heights neighborhood that is safe and has a vibrant business district utilizing and revitalizing walkability, diversity, affordable housing stock, and green space where people desire to live.

Our Board:

  • Mickey Vertino (President)
  • Ray Reichert (Vice President)
  • Darren Cotton (Vice President)
  • Molly Poremski (Secretary)
  • Chris Merry (Treasurer)
  • Candy Hayes
  • Fred Brace
  • Lynne Hertienne
  • Matt Kopalek
  • Gary Lobley
  • Bernard Kunz
  • Gail Willsky
  • Andy Sauer
  • Ben Poremski
  • David Mack
  • Dayna Overton-Burns
  • Adam Day

We’ll feature stories on our press page that shine a positive light on the University Heights and the great work of its citizens and organizations.



Monthly General Meeting Agenda

The agenda for this month’s meeting is as follows:

  1. Voice Buffalo Event
  2. Participatory Budgeting
  3. Meals on Wheel presentation
  4. UB Updates — Tess Morrissey
  5. Updates:
    • Tool Library
    • ColLab
    • Community Garden
    • Garden Walk
    • ReTree
  6. New or old business