Jan 27, 2020 5:30 PM
Sheila Stocks-Smith & Wynne Coplea
Urban Action Network

The Urban Action Network (UAct) spurs revitalization in Springfield’s urban core by advancing and supporting community and economic development strategies and initiatives. UAct is the primary initiative of the Smith/Stocks-Smith Family Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 private operating foundation.  UAct provides in-kind, hands-on project management assistance to design, develop, execute and sustain community-based projects and activities. They provide tools, resources and connections to help local activists and organizations realize their goals.  Sheila and Wynne will tell us about their organization and how it is involved in many community projects.

Sheila Stocks-Smith, the founder of UAct, has dedicated her entire career to working with others to impact positive social change. She has 37 years of experience in nonprofit and public sector leadership and management, public policy, advocacy and politics. 

Wynne Coplea is an active partner with UAct and helped create and develop the Sustain Springfield Green Map. She is now leading our efforts to promote the map throughout the community. Wynne worked for over 20 years in recycling and recycling education at several levels of government.