Citizen Spotlight: Esther Toran

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Family:
Married, with four adult children and five grandchildren.

Job:
Has worked for 26 years at the University of Cincinnati, mostly as an administrative assistant.

Community:
Lincoln Heights

Interesting Fact:
Esther was born and raised in Lincoln Heights. Her mother, five of her siblings and their families still live there.

Making a Difference with WeTHRIVE!:
Esther is co-chair (with Ruth Sanford) of the Lincoln Heights WeTHRIVE! Community Consortia. Her projects include:

  • A community garden, kicked off in May, where 20 families are growing their own fruits and vegetables.
  • A tobacco-free village policy, passed by the Lincoln Heights Village Council, banning smoking on all village property, both in and out of doors.
  • An initiative to encourage local convenience stores to make healthier food available and more visible.
  • A plan to establish a safe walking trail for the village.
  • An effort to recruit fellow residents to form block watch groups.

In Her Own Words:
"I'm always wanting better for my children and grandchildren. I hope to recapture the community that I grew up in. I’m hoping that WeTHRIVE! is a jumpstart, a motivator for people who want to be involved in turning around the community. There have been some efforts over the years, but I am hoping for more of a global change."

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February 26, 2015