Strengthening Cities, Communities & Homes: A Summit on Housing & Community Development

Strengthening Cities, Communities & Homes: A Summit on Housing & Community Development
Event on 2015-05-19 17:00:00
Sponsored By: With Support From:                                                                             Time  What Chair/Speaker Where  May 19th        5:00-6:00 pm Mayors & HUD Meet and Greet Mayors of Amsterdam, Binghamton, Rome, Utica, Watertown, & Holly Leicht Department of Housing and Urban Development Region II RA F.X. Matt Brewery         May 20th       7:30-9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfeast   Radisson         8:00 am-6:00 pm Additional private meeting room throughout the day     Radisson and Stanley         8:00-8:45 am Administrative Announcements Plenary #1 – Speaker – HUD official, Topic:Place Based Initiatives  Holly Leicht, Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Introduced by Jaime Forero, Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development- Albany Radisson          9:00-10:30am Keynote #1 – "Govenor's Priority's 2015" Followed by NYS Commisioners Roundtable   Govenor Cuomo (invited) or Rep.-  Introduced by Utica Mayor Palmieri Commisioner's Round Table  NYS Commissioner of  Homes and Community Renewal NYS Commissioner Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services  NYS Office of Mental Health  Commissioner's Representative  NYS Commissioner Office of Persons With Developmental Disabilities (JoAnn Lamphere, Deputy of Person Centered Supports will be attending in place) NYS Commissioner Office of Temporary Disability Assistance      Transition to Next Session      10:45am-12:00pm Breakout #1 Urban Success Case Study- City of Utica   Moderator: Caroline Williams, Coordinator, Rust to Green Utica Urban Studio  Panelists: Jaime Forero, Field Office Director, U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development -Albany  Mayor of Utica Robert Palmieri  Frank DuRoss, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Mohawk Valley Community College & Chairman, Utica Comets  Craig Grant, Community Coordinator, Home Ownership Center  Peter Fiorillo, Budget Director, City of Utica Ryan Miller, Interactive Director, Romanelli Communications  Diane Shoemaker, Consultant, Rust to Green Utica Urban Studio  Brian Thomas, Commissioner of Urban and Economic Development, City of Utica  Dietra Harvey, Community Resource Specialist, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency & Chairwoman, Utica Branch of the NAACP   Stanley          10:45am-12:00pm Breakout #2- Assessing and Accessing Resourcees: Runaway and Homeless Youth   Moderator Samuel Miller, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region II – Homeless Coordinator Panelists: Barbara Andrews, Lead Program Liaison, HHS Administration for Children and Families, Region 2  James "Bo" Bolas, Executive Director, NYS Coalition for Runaway and Homeless Youth Patrice Kellett, Hudson River Housing Nina Aledort, Associate Commissioner, NYS Offices of Children and Family Services   Eric Bresee, Director of Youth and Family Services for Oswego County Opportunities Inc.   Radisson          10:45 am-12:00pm  Breakout #3 – Community Based Organizations Make A Difference Moderator: Blair Sebastian, NYS Rural Housing Coalition Panelists: The Rev. Dr. Maria A. Scates, D.D., Johnson Park Center, Utica Sonia Martinez, Chairwoman, Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Inc. Shelly Callahan, Executive Director, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees Gary Beasley, Neighbors of Watertown Carole Coppens, Executive Director, YWCA Binghamton and Broome County  Radisson          10:45am-12:00 Breakout #4- New York State Housing Initiatives Part 1: Capital Financing   Moderator: Laura Masuch, Supportive Housing Network of New York  Panelists: Emily Engel, NYS Department Of Health Brett Hebner, NYS Office of Temporary and Disabilty Assistance Sean Fitzgerald, NYS Homes and Community Renewal  Henry Hamelin, NYS Office for Persons With Developmental Disablities  James Lupoli, NYS Office of Mental Health   Radisson           10:45am-12:00pm Breakout #5- Communities Organized to End Homelessness   Moderator: Bill O'Connell, Buffalo Community Planning and Development Director   Panelists: James Hulse, Binghamton Continum of Care Coordinator  Steve Darman, Chair, Mohawk Valley Housing and Homeless Coalition Stephen Piasecki, Supportive Housing Network of New York              10:45am-12:00pm  Breakout #6 – Collaborative Strategies to Provide Housing for the Rural Homeless and Other Special Need Populations  Moderator: Jennifer Jackson, Single Family Housing Director – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development  Panelists: Maureen Cean, Deputy Executive Officer – Transitional Living Services of Northern New York Moira Tashjian, Director of Housing Development and Support – NYS Office of Mental Health Jennifer Jackson, Single Family Housing Program Director – U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Jessica Perusse, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs and Supportive Housing Coordinator – U.S. Veterans Administration  Radisson          12:15pm-1:00pm Keynote #2: 2015 HUD Secretarial Priorities  U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Nani A. Coloretti & U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Message– Introduced by Holly Leicht, Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Region II  Stanley          1:00pm-2:00pm   Lunch   Use Voucher program to explore area resturants     City of Utica           11:00am & 2:00pm Affordable and Supportive Housing Tour An interactive tour of facilities which serve low-income, veteran, and homeless populations in the City of Utica. Participants will meet community advocates and explore slum and blight remediation, as well as areas for opportunity.          11am at Radisson 2pm at Stanley  11:00am & 2:00pm   Mixed-use and Redevelopment Tour   Re-imagining Utica’s first neighborhood as a mixed-use community located in the heart of downtown. This dynamic tour will showcase redevelopment projects at various stages. Participants will meet collaborative entrepreneurs striving toward a more vibrant community.        11am at Radisson 2pm at Stanley   Transition to next session      2:15pm-3:30pm    Breakout #7 – Planning for Resiliency – Attacking Hunger/Homelessness – Blurred Lines/Unlikely Partners Moderator: Robert C. Murphy, Esq., Director of Economic Development, City of Binghamton Panel 1: Executing Housing and Urban Development Office of Economic Resilience Sponsored comprehensive Plan- Panelists: Richard David, Mayor, City of Binghamton Jared Kraham, Deputy Mayor, City of Binghamton Juliet Berling, PhD., State Street Grant Panel 2: Urban Farming Brings Youth Work Training and Healthy Eating- Panelists: Sean Cummings, Binghamton Urban Farm Manager, Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, INC. Natalie Hughes, Community Garden and Youth Programs Manager, Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, INC. Amelia LaDolce, Healthy Communities Beth Roberts, Cornell Cooperative Extension  Radisson         2:15pm-3:30pm    Breakout #8 – New York State Housing Initiatives Part 2: Operating and Services Financing Moderator: Stephen Piasecki, Supportive Housing Network of New York  Panelists: Denard Cummings, NYS Department Of Health Henri Williams, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services  Moira Tashjian, NYS Office of Mental Health Dr. Lucinda Grant Griffin, NYS Office for Persons With Developmental Disabilities  Rick Umholtz, NYS Office of Temporary  and Disability Assistance    Radisson          2:15pm-3:30pm  Breakout #9 – Ending Veteran Homelessness in Upstate NY Communities- the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness   Moderator: Jacob Dale, Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development- Albany Panelists: James Matteo, Compliance Officer, City of Albany Richard David, Mayor, City of Binghamton Charles Fox, City of Binghamton Mayors Challenge Team City of Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepson  Jackie Mancini, Director of Development, City of Schenectady Danielle Nuccio, Case Manager, Utica Center for Development Kirsten Danforth, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Team Leader – U.S. Veterans Administration, Veterans Integrated Services Network II-Albany Bethany Stewart, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Team Leader – U.S. Veterans Administration   Radisson         2:15pm-3:30pm    Breakout #10 – Preparing for Nanotechnology / High Tech Industry Moderator: Dr. Randy Van Wagoner- President, Mohawk Valley Community College & Chairman Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.’s Vision 2020 Committee Panelists:  Robert Calli, Executive Director, Utica Municipal Housing Authority.  Alicia Dicks, President and CEO, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc. & Former President, Fort Schuyler Management Corporation  Steve DiMeo, President, Mohawk Valley EDGE  Jaime Forero, Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  Dr. Robert Geer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, SUNY Polytechnic Institute  Francis Pezzolanella., Owner, KOLBY Hospitality, Inc.  Anthony Tozzi, Building and Planning Director, Town of Malta  Kenneth Tompkins, Mohawk Valley Regional Director, Empire State Development  Stanley          2:15pm-3:30pm  Breakout #11 – Federal Agency Updates Moderator/Panelist: Jessica Vasquez, CNS  Panelists: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Jennifer Jackson                U.S.Veterans Administration- Jessica Perusse              USICH (United States Interagency Council  on Homelessness)- Robert Pulsner    U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Dennis Romero, Regional Administrator U.S. Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families- Barbara Andrews                     Radisson    Transition to next session      4:00pm-5:00pm Plenary #2 Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller- introduced by Utica Mayor Palmieri  Radisson    Plenary #3- Mayoral Roundtable – Vision for Our Cities     Introduced by Jaime Forero, Field Office Director, U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development -Albany Moderator: Julie Schaffer, Department of Housing and Urban Development – Home Ownership Center Mayors of Amsterdam, Binghamton, Rome, Utica, & Watertown      Transition to next Session       5:15pm-6:00pm                                          NYS Housing & Homeless Resources Working Group -Summit Closing  Reception  Hosted by: Laura Masuch, Supportive Housing Network of New York    Landmarc Building          6:00pm  Dinner on own      

at Radisson Hotel
200 Genesee Street
Utica, United States

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