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Saturday, July 9 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Building Rain Resilience and Green Jobs

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It's raining opportunities to stop flooding from rain while building a new economic system. Join experts working to organize communities and build policy to end the inequitable impact of flooding from rain while creating good local jobs in green infrastructure. Participants will learn about strategies and programs that can be applied in their own neighborhoods and cities.


Satya Rhodes-Conway, Managing Director, Mayors Innovation Project

Maris Grundy, Sustainable Landscaping Project Manager, PUSH Buffalo.

Julie Barrett O'Neill, General Counsel, Buffalo Sewer Authority.

Burrell Poe, Member Emerging Leaders Board, Mikva Challenge


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Satya Rhodes-Conway

Managing Director, Mayors Innovation Project
Satya Rhodes-Conway is the Managing Director of the Mayors Innovation Project and a senior associate at COWS. She works with cities across the country to implement innovative policy that promotes environmental and economic sustainability and builds strong, democratically accountable communities. She has researched and written extensively about local policy that promotes sustainability, equity and democracy. Satya served three terms on Madison's... Read More →


Maris Grundy

Maris Grundy is interested in all elements of the botanical world, especially the intersections of human plant-use in stormwater management and urban ecological restoration. Maris focuses her work on ecological, social, and economic justice in her current role as the Sustainable Landscaping Project Manager at PUSH Buffalo. She is responsible for coordinating, overseeing, and reviewing landscape construction sites to specifications relevant for... Read More →

Julie Barrett ONeill

Julie Barrett O'Neill serves as General Counsel for the Buffalo Sewer Authority. In addition to legal work, Julie oversees the implementation of the Authority's $93 million green infrastructure combined sewer overflow reduction program. Julie also assists the City of Buffalo Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning team in the City's Energy Plan and Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. Julie previously served as the Executive Director and... Read More →

Burrell Poe

Burrell Poe heads up RainReady's national advocacy and community organizing work, including recruiting, educating and convening people affected by flooding and drought; and advocating for legislative changes to help protect victims and their communities. Burrell is on the Emerging Leaders Board at Mikva Challenge, an organization that teaches civic literacy to young people. He is an Army Veteran who is dedicated to transforming communities... Read More →
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Emily Sladek

The Democracy Collaborative
Assisting with the New Economy Action Project at CommonBound in Buffalo, NY 2016

Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Bulger Communication Center East 2

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