Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the appointment of Jessica Vinciguerra as Lead Program Administrator in the City Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD). Vinciguerra previously served as a Planner and Environmental Review Certifying Officer for the City of Syracuse, working as the Northside Planner for NBD.
“The City of Syracuse is working every day to reduce the risk of childhood lead poisoning. As part of this commitment, Jessica will play an integral role in implementing the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program grant, awarded to the City of Syracuse by the Department of Housing and Urban Development” said Mayor Walsh. “Jessica has the right background for this role, acting as a liaison with program partners and key stakeholders, having already begun to build meaningful connections both with city residents and other city departments.”
As the Lead Program Administrator, Vinciguerra will be responsible for implementing the city’s Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program grant. She will assist city residents and property owners in accessing available grant funding and will represent the city with potential funding partners.
In her previous role, Vinciguerra completed Environmental Reviews for the city and assisted in the City’s Lead Program. In 2019, she attended the CNY Community Foundation’s Lead Safe forum. Additionally, Vinciguerra worked to ensure there was a strong line of communication between various city departments, elevating constituent concerns to ensure that suggestions were heard and responded to in a timely fashion.
In addition to her new role, Jessica serves as co-vice president of the Northeast Hawley Development Association and has worked as a volunteer on home renovation and property maintenance with Yeshua Restoration Ministries on the Northside. Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Policy Studies and Citizenship and Civic Engagement from Syracuse University in 2019.