Siegel finishes term at helm of Niagara Community Observatory
Published on June 25 2013
It all started at an informal meeting six years ago when the head of the Regional planning department, a senior staffer from the University at Buffalo and David Siegel discussed the idea of a Niagara “think tank,” to be housed at Brock.
Siegel, then Brock’s Dean of Social Sciences, was intrigued.
Having an academic institute that would provide balanced, non-partisan research driven by - and provided to - the community was something that excited Siegel.
The idea grew.
In 2008, a half-day session attended by dozens of Niagara politicians, civil servants, local organizations, businesspeople and other community members laid the groundwork for what was to become a regional landmark: the Niagara Community Observatory (NCO).