Mayor Madden Announces Public Focus Groups for City’s 5-Year Strategic Plan

Mayor Madden Announces Public Focus Groups for City’s 5-Year Strategic Plan

For Immediate Release
October 23, 2019

MAYOR PATRICK MADDEN ANNOUNCES NOTICE OF PUBLIC FOCUS GROUPS CITY OF TROY’S 2020-2024 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN OF THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN

TROY, NY – The City of Troy is conducting a series of public focus groups in conjunction with the preparation of the City’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan through its Community Development Block Grant program.

Mayor Patrick Madden said, “The upcoming public focus meetings for our 5-Year Consolidated Plan are a great opportunity for public engagement around future plans for growth and investment in our community. I encourage Troy residents to participate in these valuable public meetings to provide input and feedback on where and how federal funds can be invested in our diverse neighborhoods.”

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan describes the City’s five-year goals and objectives for the use of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds.

The public focus groups will provide an opportunity for the City to discuss the Consolidated Plan program, the process for development and approval and proposed activities associated with the plan.

Regardless of your place of residence, you may attend any or all of the 4 public focus groups. The schedule of meetings is as follows:

Little Italy
October 24, 2019  
Italian Community Center
1450 5th Avenue, Troy 
6:00-8PM 

Lansingburgh
October 29, 2019
Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club
501 4th Avenue, Troy
6:00-8PM

City Hall
November 12, 2019
Troy City Hall
433 River Street, 5th Floor
6:00-8PM

North Central
November 14, 2019
Arnold E Fallon Community Center
102 w Glen Ave, Troy
6:00-8PM

Focus groups will be held from 6:00-8:00PM.  If you cannot attend one of the focus groups you may send your written comments to Carolin Skriptshak, Housing and Community Development, City Hall, 433 River Street, Troy, New York 12180.

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