Reconnect Rochester has some terrific news to share. Made official last week with a unanimous vote, Ms. Rachel Barnhart has become the newest member of our Board of Directors!
We are thrilled to have Rachel on our team, not only because of her professional accomplishments—she is a journalist and news anchor on channel 8 WROC—but also because she is one of our community’s most vocal advocates for pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods and transportation alternatives. And for a young and growing organization like ours, Rachel’s unmatched work ethic will be extremely valuable.
Rachel Barnhart is a Rochester native who grew up in the Maplewood neighborhood. She graduated from John Marshall High School and Cornell University.
In everything Rachel does, she exudes the highest level of passion for Rochester – which we love! At WROC and on social media, Rachel enjoys covering local politics, education and downtown development. In 2011, she co-founded the Rochester Media Association . And she’s also been a leader on social media; winning City Newspaper’s “Best of Rochester” reader’s poll several times for best blog , Facebook and Twitter pages.
Rachel is an avid swimmer, and enjoys long walks through the city. Together, we hope to make those Rochester walks safer, and even more enjoyable.