Community and Economic Development

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, land use 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:

Matthew J Andrews
Matthew J Andrews
Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development
(315) 339-7628
Email: Matthew Andrews

Sarah Lokker
Marketing & Special Events Coordinator
(315) 339-7608
Email: Sarah Lokker

Ashley D’Amore                                   
Community Development Coordinator
(315) 339-7645
Email: Ashley D’Amore

Danielle Salisbury
(315) 838-1726
Email: Danielle Salisbury

Diana Samuels
(315) 339-7646
Email: Diana Samuels

Garret Wyckoff
(315) 339-7644
Email: Garret Wyckoff

Amanda Mills
Administrative Aide
(315) 339-7643
Email: Amanda Mills