Frayser Setting Goals For Improvement

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(Memphis) A group trying to revitalize the Frayser neighborhood gave its halfway report today and held a community reception afterwards.

The Frayser 2020 Quality of Life Plan is part of a nationwide initiative to transform neighborhoods by improving job opportunities, housing and reducing crime.

Memphis is one of four cities chosen to participate. Other cities include Flint, MI; Fresno, CA; and Milwaukee, WI.

The group said it surveyed those who live in Frayser and for the most part residents liked living there but want to see more improvement.

Shep Wilbun represents the group.

Wilbun said, "We are trying to find out who and what we are in Frayser. We're trying to figure out where and what we want to become and then we're trying to determine how to get there."

U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton attended today's meeting at Promise Land Baptist Church.

If you missed today's meeting, you can go to the organizations website to give your opinions at


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