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Focused on governmental leadership and involvement, the February issue of ERIE Magazine offers readers an in depth look at why young professionals in the Erie area chose a career in politics, we also hear from Senator Jane Earll, Mr. Mark Holman of Ridge Policy Group and Mr. Phil English of Arent Fox LLP.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Regional Administrator Jane C. W. Vincent announced the County of Erie as one of the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, totaling over $97 million. Twenty seven communities and organizations will receive Community Challenge grants and the County is one of 29 regional areas that will receive a Regional Planning grant. The $1.8 million dollar grant will be used to develop the Destination Erie: Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. The goal of the Sustainable Communities grants is to help communities and regions improve their economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation.