12-18-15 URBAN VILLAGE 2nd Forum Promo Photo

Engage in a Discussion on How Urban Villages 

Play a Role in Shaping an Age-Friendly CNY

F.O.C.U.S. Forum on Friday, December 18th, 2015 at 7:30 to 8:45 am in City Hall, 3rd floor Council Chambers.

F.O.C.U.S. is partnering with the Syracuse City Office of Neighborhood Development to begin to identify city neighborhoods that already have some of the necessary qualifications to be an Age-Friendly Urban Village. Hear stories from citizens and government officials who took a tour of some Urban Villages as they highlight their findings.

City of Syracuse Commissioner of Neighborhood & Business Development Paul Driscoll and members from F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse’s “Shaping and Age-Friendly CNY” Committee will participate in the discussion.

All are welcome!

Biography on Paul Driscoll:

Department of Neighborhood and Business Development
City of Syracuse

Paul became the Commissioner of the City’s newly created Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD) when Stephanie Miner became Mayor in 2010. The Department took over the functions of the former Community Development and Economic Development offices. Prior to that, Paul served as Housing Director from 2008 to 2009 for the City of Syracuse overseeing the administration of the federal block grants related to housing and economic development.

Paul also served as Director of Planning Services for Home HeadQuarters, Inc. (2004-08), a Planner with the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency (2000-04), and Senior Urban Planner with the City of Syracuse (1996-2000).

Born and raised in Syracuse, Paul received a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1995 and a Bachelors in Political Science from SUNY Albany in 1990. Paul loves baseball, music and spending time with family and friends.


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