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Community & Economic Development

Monday, August 03, 2015

The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (CED) is to provide the highest level of professional, ethical and customer-oriented services to residents, businesses and developers by promoting job creation, new investment and economic growth in the City of Rome.

We achieve this mission through strategic planning and project implementation.  CED offers a diverse portfolio of programs for business location, relocation and expansion, housing rehabilitation and investment opportunities.  Our function is to set the framework for development through short- and long-term planning.  This framework promotes high standards while balancing the environmental and socio-economic needs of the community.

CED manages a myriad of Federal and State-funded projects that support the development of viable urban neighborhoods characterized by decent housing, economic opportunity and enhanced cultural and historic resources.

CED conducts research on grant opportunities, prepares grant applications and administers grant awards for City projects and programs.  This reduces local costs and maximizes our potential.

Our scope of work includes, but is not limited to:

  • Provide technical assistance and advice to the Rome Planning Board and project applicants regarding policy, environmental and site plan review
  • Administer and implement the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
  • Devise and implement strategic plans including the Comprehensive Master Plan, Urban Design Plan, Main Streets Initiative and Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Plan
  • Facilitate Downtown, Waterfront and Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Provide small business and microenterprise development programs and services
  • Analyze demographic and market data
  • Provide comprehensive mapping services

Additional Information Links
1201 East Dominick Street Site (City of Rome, Oneida County) - Upcoming Site Cleanup Activities AnnouncedCED Top Ten for June 2013: Project Briefing for Common Council Ward MeetingsGo Green Facebook pageROME13440ZONE5-Year Consolidated Plan Summary
Documents, Forms and Applications
MapLandlord and tenant guide to successful leasing

Contact Information
Community & Economic Development
198 N. Washington Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 339-7643
Fax: (315) 838-1167
Jake DiBari
Phone: (315) 339-5450
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Janice Sharrino
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (315) 339-7643
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Edward Seelig
Community Development Specialist
Phone: (315) 838-1726
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Matthew J Andrews
Senior Planner
Phone: (315) 339-7628
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Brandon La Roy
Community Development Advisor
Phone: (315) 339-7645
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Dennis P Gillen
Assistant Planner
Phone: (315) 838-1709
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Diana Samuels
Assistant Planner
Phone: (315) 339-7646
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Mike Dorsino
Assistant Planner
Phone: (315) 339-7644
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