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Thursday 1 December 2022
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Syracuse’s Innovation Office Launches New Blog

By Staff

 

innovationThe city of Syracuse Office of Innovation (i-team) has launched a new blog, at www.innovatesyracuse.com, which will be regularly updated with posts by members of the office, city officials stated.

“The Office of Innovation is eagerly seeking more ways to communicate with the people of Syracuse, and this blog is yet another platform giving us this opportunity,” Andrew Maxwell, director of policy and innovation for the city, and head of the Innovation Office, said. “I look forward to working with the team to publish meaningful posts and continue our community conversation.”

Mayor Stephanie Miner established the office in February, and has tasked the team with examining new solutions for the city’s infrastructure issues. Thus far, Miner’s office said the city’s i-team has recently solicited public opinion about the issues throughout the community, and presented the ideas at Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) meetings, as well as before a number of community organizations.

The team has also begun researching the most creative and effective ways to use $10 million in state funds that were recently awarded to the city for infrastructure upgrades, according to officials.

Syracuse was one of 14 cities selected to receive a three-year, $1.35 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies in order to establish the office in 2014. According to a press release, grant funds allow mayors to hire and fund i-teams for up to three years. These teams function as in-house innovation consultants, moving from one mayoral priority to the next.