Join us on 9/14: How to Reconnect Communities

Join us on 9/14: How to Reconnect Communities

On Wednesday, September 14 at 2: 00 p.m. Eastern join us to discover how to optimize the effect of the brand-new Reconnecting Communities Program.

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Divisive facilities jobs, like highways and overpasses developed through communities, continue to limit travel in cities throughout the nation, developing blockage, impeding advancement, limiting access to financial chance, and intensifying public health. Due to the fact that a number of these jobs were integrated in close distance to neighborhoods of color, these neighborhoods deal with out of proportion health, security, and financial effects.

In the brand-new facilities law, the federal government lastly offered a direct financing stream to resolve this issue. The Reconnecting Communities Program is an important federal financial investment that can start to move the needle, however the level of the issue has lots of questioning if this program’s budget plan will suffice to make a distinction.

Join our webinar on September 14 to learn how the Reconnecting Communities Program can be finest leveraged to attain an effect in your neighborhood. Director Beth Osborne and Policy Director Benito Pérez will unload the Reconnecting Communities Program, discussing in clear terms how this program happened and what it can achieve. We will likewise be signed up with by Erik Frisch, Deputy Commissioner of Neighborhood & Business Development at the City of Rochester, who will explain how Rochester took on the effective Inner Loop job long prior to the Reconnecting Communities Program existed, plus share insight into how the city prepares to utilize this brand-new source of financing in future tasks.

Special visitor: Erik Frisch

Erik Frisch is Deputy Commissioner for the City of Rochester’s Department of Neighborhood & Business Development.

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In this function because January 2022, Erik supervises the City’s Bureau of Business & Housing Development which is accountable for budget friendly, market-rate, and mixed-use real estate programs, financial advancement efforts, and property management. Mr. Frisch has actually been with the City of Rochester given that 2007, likewise functioning as Manager of Special Projects in the Department of Environmental Services (2018-2021), managing coordination of the ROC the Riverway effort, a vibrant prepare for Rochester’s city waterside along the Genesee River, and the Inner Loop North Transformation, and as the City’s Transportation Specialist (2007-2018), where he handled the City’s transport preparation, traffic soothing, and traffic control functions. He has actually played an essential function in lots of other significant City efforts, consisting of the Inner Loop East Transformation, Bicycle Master Plan application, Midtown Rising, and Downtown Two-Way Traffic Conversion. Prior to working for the City, Erik acted as a Program Manager with the Genesee Transportation Council for almost 6 years. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Geography from Clark University in Worcester, MA and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from the University at Buffalo (NY).

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