The City of Erie Department of Community and Economic Development will be transitioning to new leadership on September 6, 2016. This comes after Kim Green, who led that department from January 2006 to November 2011 and then again from September 2014 to the present, announced her resignation. Mrs. Green not only served as the Director of Community and Economic Development for the City for 7 years but also served as the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority for three years.
The Sisters of Saint Joseph Neighborhood Network along with the City of Erie are excited to announce the implementation phase of the Byrne Grant. The total amount of the grant award is $598,447.
The goal of the Byrne Program is to improve community safety by designing and implementing effective, comprehensive approaches to addressing crime within a targeted neighborhood as part of a broader strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization through cross-sector community-based partnerships.
The Historic Little Italy neighborhood was selected for the grant because they have created an environment for ongoing, positive change. They are a state designated Elm Street, have created the Historic Little Italy Revitalization plan, and look to outside sources and opportunities for funding.