A5: Effective Approaches for Addressing Blight in Extremely Rural Areas
October 29, 20182:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Christopher Gulotta; Dave Calvario; Brigid Beatty; Alcherrie Williams
This session will feature a panel with representatives from three predominantly rural counties – Armstrong, Greene, and McKean – and will focus on efforts to-date to address blighted properties in those areas. Issues covered will include blight, right-sizing tools to address rural challenges, and different ways of overcoming the limited capacity of rural areas in staffing and resources. We will provide case studies from each county.
Moderator: Christopher Gulotta, Principal, The Gulotta Group LLC
Speakers: Dave Calvario, Executive Director, Greene County Redevelopment Authority; Brigid Beatty, Municipal Services Coordinator, Department of Planning and Development, Armstrong County; Alcherrie Williams, Executive Director, McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authorities