One of SCCLT's most stalwart supporters, Dr. Edward G. Buss, a retired poultry geneticist, spent some time on a recent chilly morning with our Executive Director Colleen Ritter. Ed, who is originally from Kansas, and his wife Dorothy came to State College in the mid 1950s when Ed was hired at the university. They bought their home on Garner Street in 1956 and remained there, raising two children, until they moved into Foxdale Village four years ago. While working as a Penn State professor until 1986, he worked "7 days a week,” but became more involved in the community when he retired at age 65. In addition to SCCLT, Ed and Dorothy lent their support to The International Hospitality Council, Schlow Library, WPSU and the Centre County Democratic Party. Dorothy passed away 2 years ago, but Ed remains an active community member to this day.
Of his reasons for supporting the SCCLT, Mr. Buss states, "it is a way of assisting those who want to live in State College but have limited financial resources. It is a way of promoting the welcoming atmosphere of the community." Mr. Buss also intones that SCCLT is great for families, as their children can walk to the neighborhood schools and downtown activities.
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SCCLT Monthly Meeting
The State College Community Land Trust Board meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 in the Borough Building.