LISC Celebrates the Life of a Visionary and Friend

I first met Lloyd Smith in the fall of 1994 when he was a part of the team that interviewed me for the Washington, DC LISC Director. So I thank him for starting me out on this 10 year journey of growth and discovery.

For over 20 years, Washington, DC LISC has had the privilege of investing in the many redevelopment dreams of Lloyd Smith and the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization (MHCDO). In the month before his accident, Lloyd and I spoke a number of timesabout MHCDO, CityFirst, the Pearl, etc. At the time I could not have imagined that these would be our last conversations; so I cherish those talks. The LISC family will miss you but are the richer for having known you.

-Oramenta Newsome