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Mary Staropoli, Director of Planning & Development at Reconnect Rochester

2016 has been an exciting and transformational year for Reconnect Rochester as an organization. Last month we moved into our first physical location in The Hungerford Building (1115 East Main Street, Door 4). Sharing a space with the Community Design Center of Rochester will allow us to build a close working relationship with another local organization that has been a champion for walkable neighborhoods and smart urban planning.

And this month we’ve taken another huge leap forward by making our first strategic hire. We are VERY excited to welcome Mary Staropoli (above) as our new Director of Planning & Development.

Mary brings nearly two decades of professional experience in human resources and nonprofit administration and a track record of growing successful programs at some of Rochester’s most well respected organizations including Rochester Sojourner House, Downtown Development Corporation, and The Center for Teen Empowerment. She’s also been an active member of her neighborhood, serving in various leadership roles at Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Sector 6 and Highland Park Neighborhood Association.

Under her guidance, and with the continued effort of our volunteers and partners, we believe Reconnect Rochester is better positioned today than we’ve ever been to achieve our vision of a robust transportation network and a well connected community.

Next time you’re passing through the neighborhood, be sure to stop by The Hungerford and say hello!

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