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Book Club  |  December Virtual Book Club

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6:30–8 pm


Burchfield Penney Art Center’s virtual Book Club features At First Light: Strengthening Buffalo Niagara in the New Century by civic leader and nationally-recognized expert in community renewal, Kevin Gaughan.

 This book is a collection of speeches and short essays by Mr. Gaughan on such subjects as regionalism, government reform, race relations, US and local history, and patriotism as well a study on the size and cost of local government in Western New York.

Kevin Gaughan is a graduate of Harvard University, Georgetown University Law School, and has studied international relations at The London School of Economics. He has spoken throughout the nation on local governance, Buffalo history, and community renewal. His civic work has been profiled in USA TODAY, the Yale Law Journal, and the international radio station, Voice of America.

 In addition to his law practice, Mr. Gaughan heads the Nicklaus Olmsted Buffalo Inc., leading the initiative to bring a world-class Nicklaus-designed golf course to the city, create a South Buffalo educational center, restore a Frederick Law Olmsted-designed arboretum and renovate the Delaware Park Golf Course - all in partnership with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.


I hope you’ll be there as we greet Mr. Gaughan and learn about his unique vision for the region.