Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is made up of the five principle partners that created and supported the original HUD Sustainable Communities $1.8 million grant application (Erie County, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership, The City of Erie, Regional Center for Workforce Excellence, Jefferson Educational Society). This committee is acting primarily as an advisory council.


Erie County

                Kathy Dahlkemper

                County Executive of Erie County


City of Erie

                Joeseph Sinnott


Brenda Sandberg

                Director of Economic and Community Development


Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

                Barbara Chaffee

                President & CEO


Jefferson Educational Society

                Dr. William Garvey



 Consortium Leadership Team

Joel Berdine