With the SDBA since 1981, Wendler has been a catalyst in bringing change and fostering development in the Southwest Detroit community, attracting city support and a diverse funding base. Ms. Wendler’s comprehensive approach to community revitalization has resulted in several public-private initiatives. Ms. Wendler serves on the board of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, as well as the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy. She worked to establish Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), a community development trade association, as well as the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization. Wendler is a member of Comerica Bank’s Community Advisory Council.