The Department of Community and Economic Development oversees long-term planning and community revitalization efforts. The department is also responsible for the administration of the annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The department further provides the administration of the Planning Board, and works closely with Parks and Recreation, Engineering, and Code Enforcement offices to progress community goals and the quality of life throughout the city.
Program responsibilities include but are not limited to: comprehensive planning, brownfield planning, remediation, and redevelopment, landuse planning, downtown and waterfront revitalization, connectivity planning and implementation, sustainability implementation and smart growth practices, grant funding applications and administration, and CDBG oversight and administration.
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Community & Economic Development Contact Information:
Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development
Email: Matthew Andrews
Email: Patricia DeFinaSarah A. Lokker
Email: Sarah LokkerAshley D’Amore
Community Development Advisor
Email: Ashley D’AmoreMakenzi L. Enos
Email: Makenzi L. Enos
Email: Kiva VanDerGeestDiana Samuels
Email: Diana SamuelsDaniel Carpenter
Email: Daniel Carpenter