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Cydney Franklin



Omaha – Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp.’s (75 North) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Cydney Franklin has been named the organization’s President & CEO. An Omaha native, Franklin has managed community and economic development programs for more than a decade. For the past five years, Franklin has served 75 North, initially hired as a Senior Project Manager, then promoted in early 2019 to Chief Operating Officer.

“Throughout her time with the organization, Cydney has proven her leadership abilities and savvy in working with our various development partners, residents, service providers, government entities and community leaders,” said 75 North Board President Dana Washington. “Othello will leave some big shoes to fill. We have no doubt that Cydney is more than ready for the job.”

Outgoing President & CEO, Othello Meadows III, will transition mid-July to pursue a career in philanthropy with New York based Blue Meridian Partners. Meadows and his family will remain in Omaha.

“It will be an honor to lead 75 North through its next phases of development and community advancement,” said Franklin. “Othello has been a friend and mentor to me over the years. Though I am excited for his new opportunity, he will surely be missed. I’m eager to take what I’ve learned from him to advance this organization and its mission.”

Prior to her term at 75 North, Franklin worked as an economic and community development manager with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Franklin is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Corporate Communication and San Jose State University with a degree in Public Administration and Public Policy. She serves as a Board member for Omaha by Design and the City of Omaha's Planning Board.

Organized in 2011, Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp. is a nonprofit organization designed to drive the redevelopment of the Highlander neighborhood on the north side of Omaha, Nebraska. It is our mission to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and community deterioration by facilitating the creation of a healthy, sustainable, mixed-income community complete with healthy homes, thriving schools, recreational facilities and technology access.

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