Fleischer of Empire State Future to Speak at ‘Housing in Hamilton’

Partnership for Community Development News

(Hamilton, NY – March 2013) The Partnership for Community Development, Hamilton’s economic and community development organization, will hold a free public presentation on “Housing in Hamilton” March 6 at 7 p.m., at the Hamilton Central School, 47 W. Kendrick Ave., Hamilton.

During the event, PCD staff will present the results of research conducted by the organization over the past year. Following the research presentation, Peter Fleischer, executive director of Empire State Future, will provide an expert analysis and interpretation of the data and speak on best practices for smart planning for residential growth, looking especially at how other communities have addressed similar challenges and opportunities.

At the end of the presentation, the floor will be opened up for community feedback, observation and comment.

Fleischer holds a bachelor of arts from Harvard and a master’s in business administration from the Yale School of Management. From 2003 to 2007, Peter was the senior vice president at the Empire State Development Corporation’s Governors Island subsidiary. Prior to this, he was a Transportation and Environmental policy advisor to the New York City Mayor’s Office.

He also served as assistant commissioner for policy at the New York City Department of Transportation.  Prior to his government service, Fleischer worked in strategic planning at Shearson Lehman American Express.

“As part of the Greater Hamilton Economic Development Plan first developed by the PCD in 2007, we came to recognize that issues around housing were of great significance for our community,” said PCD President Carl Albrecht. “In 2012, we conducted a five-year update of the plan and decided to dedicate more staff time analyzing the housing situation in greater depth.

“This presentation will provide members of the public an opportunity to see what we have found, to discuss the findings and to hear from an outside expert on how we can best plan, pro-actively, to maintain the strong quality of life and character of our community.”

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