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Some of the Organizations Who Participated:

Hamilton Park Conservancy – JCFamilies – Hudson County EDC – Liberty Humane Society – Mack-Cali – JERSEY CITY LIST – York Street Project – Village Neighborhood Association – Susan Newman – Mana Contemporary – Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County – Goldman Sachs – North Hudson Community Action Corporation – Greener By Design – Art House Productions – New City Kids – Jersey City Medical Center Foundation – Suzy Brandtastic – Dixon Advisory USA – Hudson Kitchen – Hudson County Schools of Technology Foundation – KSS Architects – NJ Transit – Jersey City MUA Greater Begen Community Action – Bergen Communities United – Hundson County/Jersey City Workforce Board – Creative Enabler – Shuster Development – Jersey City Free Public Library – Artist & Maker Market – Jersey City Fashion Week – Dresdner Robin – EMMES | Lackawanna Center – Educational Arts Team – G&S Investors

New Jersey Economic Development Authority – New Jersey Innovation Institute – Newark Arts – New Jersey Education Association – NJEA – New Jersey Department of Education – Design Trust for Public Spaces – Project for Public Spaces – The Wall Street Journal – CityLab – ArtPlace America – Regional Plan Association – HUD – Green Building Center – AEG LIVE – U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration – The Port Authority of NY & NJ – Airbnb – Design Trust for Public Space – Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions – Rutgers University – iHeartMedia – NJ Clean Cities Coalition – Main Street Business Alliance – National Park Service – Transitioning to Green – Woods Bagot Architects – NJ Spotlight – New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program – Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey – Bergen Community College – Arquitectonica – America Walks – NAIOP New Jersey

ON MAY 31st, 2017,
CROSS-SECTOR LEADERS GATHERED FOR THE INAUGURAL
SUMMIT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PLACEMAKING & INNOVATION
TO DISCUSS THE AREAS DRIVING MUNICIPAL INNOVATION –
ECONOMIC, COMMUNITY & CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

2017 SPEAKERS

Alfa Demmellash
Co-Founder & CEO
Rising Tide Capital
CHAIR

BIO

Marcos Vigil
Deputy Mayor
City of Jersey City
OPENING
REMARKS

BIO

Peter Daniels
EVP &  COO
CarePoint Health
STEM
Education & Centers

BIO

Eugene J. Cornacchia
President
Saint Peter’s University
STEM
Education & Centers

BIO

Sue Henderson
President
New Jersey City University
STEM
Education & Centers

BIO

Marcia V. Lyles
Superintendent
Jersey City Public Schools
STEM
Education & Centers

BIO

Paul Hoffman
President & CEO
Liberty Science Center
STEM
Education & Centers

BIO

Glen Gabert
President
Hudson County Community College
STEM
Education & Centers

BIO

Joseph Gilkey
Executive Director, Ignite Institute
Saint Peter’s University
PLACE-BASED ED & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BIO

Vanessa N. Quijano
Small Business Coordinator
JCEDC
PLACE-BASED ED & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BIO

Vivian Brady-Phillips
Deputy Mayor
City of Jersey City
PLACE-BASED ED & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BIO

Alfred J. Titone
NJ District Director
US Small Business Administration
PLACE-BASED ED & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BIO

Maria L. Nieves
President & CEO
Hudson Chamber of Commerce
PLACE-BASED ED & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BIO

Mark Lohbauer
Director, New Jersey
Regional Plan Association
SUSTAINABILITY

BIO

Katherine Lawrence
Senior Planner
City of Jersey City
SUSTAINABILITY

BIO

Randall Solomon
Director and Co-Founder
Sustainable Jersey
SUSTAINABILITY

BIO

Edward Potosnak
Executive Director
NJ League of Conservation Voters
SUSTAINABILITY

BIO

Brian Platt
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Jersey City
SUSTAINABILITY

BIO


Debra Italiano
Founder & Chair
Sustainable JC
SUSTAINABILITY

BIO

Signe Nielsen
Principal
Mathews Nielsen
Landscape Architects
PUBLIC + OPEN SPACES

BIO

Steve Jandoli
Supervising Program Specialist
Green Acres Program
NJDEP
PUBLIC + OPEN SPACES

BIO


Sam Pesin
President
Friends of Liberty State Park
PUBLIC + OPEN SPACES

BIO


Laura Skolar
President
Jersey City Park Coalition
PUBLIC + OPEN SPACES

BIO

Francesca Giarratana
Principal Planner
Division of Planning
Hudson County
PUBLIC + OPEN SPACES

BIO

Benjamin Delisle
Director, Development
Jersey City
Redevelopment Authority
PUBLIC + OPEN SPACES

BIO

Nicholas Paleologos
Executive Director
NJ State Arts Council
Arts- Culture + Spaces

BIO

Stefania Panepinto
Principal Owner
Panepinto Galleries
Arts- Culture + Spaces

BIO

Sarah Calderon
Managing Director
ArtPlace America
Arts- Culture + Spaces

BIO

Olga Levina
Founder
Jersey City Theater Center
Arts- Culture + Spaces

BIO

Robinson Holloway
Chair
Jersey City Arts Council
Arts- Culture + Spaces

BIO

Christine Goodman
Executive Director Emeritus
Art House Productions
Arts- Culture + Spaces

BIO

Elizabeth Cain
Director of Cultural Affairs
City of Jersey City
Creative, Cultural & Entrepreneurial Gatherings

BIO

Michele Sorvino
Executive Director
Golden Door Int. Film Festival of JC
Creative, Cultural & Entrepreneurial Gatherings

BIO

Kern Weissman
President
Riverview Neighborhood Association
Creative, Cultural & Entrepreneurial Gatherings

BIO

Robert Rodriguez
Superintendent
Liberty State Park
Creative, Cultural & Entrepreneurial Gatherings

BIO

Tamara Remedios
Founder
Hudson Restaurant Week
Creative, Cultural & Entrepreneurial Gatherings

BIO

Craig Goletz
Co-Founder & President
JCITF
Creative, Cultural & Entrepreneurial Gatherings

BIO

Colin Egan
Executive Director
Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
Creative, Cultural & Entrepreneurial Gatherings

BIO

Patrick Conlon
President
Bike JC
TRANSPORTATION

BIO

Jon Carnegie
Project Dir., Together North Jersey
ED, VTC Transportation Center
TRANSPORTATION

BIO

Jay DiDomenico
Director
Hudson TMA
TRANSPORTATION

BIO

Barkha Patel
Sr. Transportation Planner
City of Jersey City
TRANSPORTATION

BIO

Mary K. Murphy
Executive Director
NJTPA
TRANSPORTATION

BIO

Michael Marino
Director & GM, PATH
Port Authority of NY & NJ
TRANSPORTATION

BIO

Steven Hillyer
Project Mangaer
Journal Square SID
SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTs

BIO

Michele Massey
Executive Director
Jackson Hill Main Street SID
SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTs

BIO

David Diaz
District Manager
Central Avenue SID
SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTs

BIO

Christine Barresi
Executive Director
McGinley Square Partnership SID
SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTs

BIO

Don Smartt
District Administrator
Journal Square SID
SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTs

BIO

Rachel Sieg
Executive Director
Historic Downtown SID
SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTs

BIO

May 31st, 2017

October 15, 2015
October 13, 2016

October 2017

May 12, 2016

MAY 31ST, 2017 – VENUE SPONSOR

PARTNERS

MARKETING PARTNER

SPONSORS

SUPPORTERS

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

“Green” streets with trees, rain gardens and green parking lots can beautify a city, protect against storms and reduce spending and maintenance that can be redirected to other areas. Efforts to protect our water, maximize the use of green space for stormwater capture and retention are helping municipalities stay resilient. Many initiatives are underway from the City and it’s partners.

Panel Discussion: 8:25 – 9:10 AM

  • The Role of Sustainability in Economic Development, Jersey City’s Growth & Sparking Innovation, New Jobs & Resilience
  • The Most Exciting & Transformation Projects & Initiatives Underway
  • Discuss The Role the City & Stakeholders have in Advocating Sustainability
  • Leading Sustainability Practices, Programs, Materials & Implementation
  • Highlight Green Programs, Ordinances & Strategies
  • Discuss the Built Environment – Green Buildings, Retrofitting, LEED & related Improvements
  • Re/Development Incentives & Advocacy
  • Discuss the Role of Engaging Citizens & Organizations – Advocacy & Collaboration
  • Office of Innovation – Water Focus, Outlook, Expectations
  • City, Economic & Business Incentive Case
  • Hudson River & Storm Resiliency – Rebuild by Design – Progress Update

SPEAKERS

Brian Platt
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Jersey City

Randall Solomon
Co-Founder
Sustainable Jersey

Edward Potosnak
Executive Director
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters

Katherine Lawrence
Senior Environmental Planner, City of Jersey City
Secretary, Jersey City Environmental Commission

Debra Italiano
Founder & Chair
Sustainable JC

Mark Lohbauer – Moderator
Director, New Jersey
Regional Plan Association – RPA

SPEAKERS

Jay DiDomenico
Director
Hudson TMA

Jon Carnegie
Project Director, Together North Jersey
Executive Director, VTC Transportation Center – Rutgers

Mary K. Murphy
Executive Director
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

Michael Marino
Director & General Manager, PATH
Port Authority of NY & NJ

Barkha Patel
Senior Transportation Planner & NJTPA Representative
City of Jersey City

Patrick Conlon – Moderator
President
Bike JC

JERSEY CITY ENJOYS A STRONG & EVOLVING MIX OF TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS. With smart growth strategies driving infrastructure improvements in public transit and incentives around transit-oriented development, Jersey City is in the driver seat when it comes to increasing public, efficient & innovative transportation options.

Panel Discussion:  9:10 – 9:55 AM

  • The Importance & Catalytic Role Transportation has for Economic Development
    • City, County & Regional Trends & Perspectives Shared
  • Smart Growth/Cities, Planning & Technology Innovations Discussed
    • Dynamic Transportation Systems, Automatic Systems & Big (Government) Data
  • Incentivizing Growth & Momentum Building
  • Biking & Role in Transportation Mix – Infrastructure & Growth Opportunities
  • Car Sharing Programs
  • Major Projects & Trends Highlighted – Discuss Project Pipeline
    • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Expansion Plans
    • West Side For NJCU On 440 / Bayfront – 18th Street Platform
    • Gateway / Hudson Tunnel Project – Plans, Funds, PredicationsHighlight Opportunities Available
  • Highlight (Development/PPP) Opportunities Available – Share New Trends & Best-Practices
  • Moonshot Initiatives?
    • Manhattan Pedestrian Walkway / Tunnel / Gondola
    • Upper Bay-Newark Bay / Hackensack River Corridor

Jersey City’s Parks, Public & Open Spaces have an especially strong impact on a city’s livability and factor greatly when young professionals, parent’s and retirees decide where to live. We have seen universal adoption of open-spaces within redevelopment plans and new developments taking form around Jersey City. Leading Principals who care deeply about sustaining and growing their footprint in Jersey City will gather to discuss some of their efforts and thinking.

Panel Discussion  10:20 – 11:05 AM

  • The Role Open, Public & Green Spaces have in Economic Development, Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Importance to Growth, Attraction & Resilience
  • Significant Projects & Initiatives Highlighted – Discuss Project Pipeline – Seminal Projects Completed
  • Advocacy and The Role of City, County, State & National Partner – Strategy & Funding – Collaboration & Partnership Opportunities Highlighted
  • Best Stakeholder Engagement Practices & Success Stories
  • Livability/Walkability Scoring – Effects & Impact on Growth. Importance for Residents’, Quality of Life – Neighborhoods & Businesses
  • Creative Stakeholder Engagement Best Practices – Collaborations & Anchor Institution Roles
  • Synergies & Overlap with Arts, Sustainability, STEM – Programs & Initiatives Underway

SPEAKERS

Laura Skolar
President
Jersey City Parks Coalition

Sam Pesin
President
Friends of Liberty State Park

Francesca Giarratana
Principal Planner
Hudson County

Signe Nielsen
Founding Principal
Mathew Nielsen Landscape Architects
Lead Designer, Newport Green

Steve Jandoli
Supervising Program Specialist
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Benjamin Delisle – Moderator
Director of Development
Jersey City Redevelopment Authority

SPEAKERS

Dr. Eugene J. Cornacchia
President
Saint Peter’s University

Dr. Sue Henderson
President
New Jersey City University

Dr. Glen E. Gabert
President
Hudson County Community College

Dr. Marcia V. Lyles
Superintendent
Jersey City Public Schools

Paul Hoffman
President & CEO
Liberty Science Center

Peter Daniels – Moderator
EVP & System COO
CarePoint Health

JERSEY CITY IS HELPING PREPARE THE NEXT-GENERATION of INNOVATORS. The importance of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics within the new global workforce is key to regional and national growth. Jersey City’s Schools, Universities, Institutions and private partners have incorporated this into their growth and development plans.  This enthusiasm and commitment can be seen across the city through the launch of new programs, collaborations, gatherings, facilities & centers.  Jersey City’s leading education principals will gather to discuss it’s importance in growth, what they’re working on and what excites them!

Panel Discussion:  11:00 AM – 11:55 AM

  • Largest Initiatives in the Pipeline & Recent Success Stories
  • The Role STEM Education has in Economic Development
  • Importance of Institutional Collaboration, PPPs & Strategic Alliances
  • Conferences, Contests, Scholarships, Mentoring
    • Advocacy, Programs & Resources
  • Importance to Professional & Career Development Pipeline
  • Support & Funding from Local, State & Federal Government
  • The Role of Arts – STEAM
  • What’s Working? Needs Work?
  • What’s Exciting, Innovative & Inspiring Educators

The Special Improvement Districts are each undertaking broad and collaborative approaches to improving the City and its respective districts, neighborhoods and enclaves.  These changes are in no small part a result of the tireless work those involved have done to help drive businesses within their districts and are amongst the city’s strongest advocates. Sharing and discussing best practices will be key to accelerating change and we look forward to seeing the wonderful improvements to streetscapes continue to happen.

Panel Discussion: 1 – 1:40 PM

  • The Role of SIDs in Neighborhood Revitalization, City Growth and Helping Drive the Community Forward
  • Convey Opportunities in the Neighborhoods – Retail & Business Leads
  • Convey Needs of the Neighborhoods – Services, Funding, Collaborations, Infrastructure
  • Programming & Streetscape Best Practices
  • Advocacy and The Role of City, County, State & National Partners & Funders
  • Combined Services
  • What major projects is the SID currently undertaking? Pipeline/Projects completed?
  • Advocacy and The Role of City, County, State & National Partners
  • Role in Creating and Accelerating Economic Development

SPEAKERS

David Diaz
District Manager
Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

Rachel Sieg
Executive Director
Historic Downtown Special Improvement District – HDSID

Christine Barresi
Executive Director
McGinley Square Partnership SID

Michele Massey
Executive Director
Jackson Hill Main Street Management Corporation – JHMSSI

Steven Hillyer
Project Manager
Journal Square Restoration Corporation- JSRC

Don Smartt – Moderator
District Administrator
Journal Square Restoration Corporation- JSRC

SPEAKERS

Vivian Brady-Phillips
Deputy Mayor
City of Jersey City

Alfa Demmellash
Co-Founder & CEO
Rising Tide Capital

Vanessa Quijano
Small Business Coordinator
Jersey City Economic Development Corporation

Dr. Joseph Gilkey
Executive Director, Ignite Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration
Director, Center of Consumer Analytics
Saint Peter’s University

Alfred J. Titone
NJ District Director
US Small Business Administration

Maria Nieves – Moderator
President & CEO
Hudson County Chamber of Commerce

JERSEY CITY HAS A UNIQUE MIX OF INSTITUTIONAL, CULTURAL & PHYSICAL ASSETS THAT CONTINUED TO BE USED TO CREATE LOCAL LIVING ECONOMIES.

Panel Discussion:  1:40 – 2:25 PM

  • The Role New Business Creation, Growth & Support has to Jersey City’s Future, Resilience & Competitiveness
  • Using Jersey City, Hudson County, Metro NYC Assets, Resources & Amenities to help Create, Grow & Innovate New Businesses
  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship – Programs & Initiatives Working to Help Support & Impact Local Businesses & Entrepreneurs
  • Discussion of Leading Programs & Funds Capitalizing The Talent That Exists In Jersey City – Microloan, Small Business & Investor Funds
  • Successful Strategies & Programs Working To Revitalize Jersey City Neighborhoods Through Investing In Entrepreneurs & Micro-Enterprises
  • The Role Business Incubators, Accelerators, Co-working Spaces & Catalyzers In Jersey City’s Economic Development & Innovation Capacity
  • Importance Of Diversity In Innovation, Business & City Development – Programs & Policies Helping
  • Discuss Importance of a Pipeline Of Qualified & Local Talent Pool – Its Role in Helping Stabilize Neighborhoods

JERSEY CITY IS AN ALLURING ARTS & CULTURE DESTINATION . Its art ecosystem has acted as a catalyst & accelerator of neighborhood redevelopment, community engagement and city-wide economic growth.

Panel Discussion: 2:45 – 3:35 PM

  • The Role Art – Centers, Culture, Advocacy & Collaboration have in Economic Development
  • Importance to Neighborhood Revitalization &  Helping Create Communities
  • Community Development Programming Best Strategies – Creating & Building A Sense-of-Place
  • Advocacy and The Role of City, County, State & National Partners
  • The Benefits of Private Spaces | Public + Private Partnerships
  • Art District Overlays – Impression & Long-term Implication for Artists, Neighborhood & City
  • Building Local Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Stakeholder Engagement Best Practices – Collaboration amongst Anchor Institutions
  • Collaboration & Partnership Opportunities Highlighted
  • Jersey City Arts Council – Center for the Arts, NJCU – Jersey City Cultural Vision Plan

SPEAKERS

Nicholas Paleologos
Executive Director
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Olga Levina
Founder & Creative Director
Jersey City Theater Center
White Eagle Hall & Merselles Studios

Christine Goodman
Executive Director Emeritus
Art House Productions

Stefania Panepinto
Principal Owner
Panepinto Galleries, Panepinto Fine Arts
Panepinto Properties

Sarah Calderon
Managing Director
ArtPlace America

Robinson Holloway – Moderator
Chair, Jersey City Arts Council
Owner, Village West Gallery

JERSEY CITY IS A CREATIVE, CULTURAL & ENTREPRENEURIAL INCUBATOR.  With an explosion of art, food, music, in-door, out-door markets, festivals, tours, shows & awards; Jersey City supports local businesses & artists, as well as provides unique gatherings that help create invested communities.

Panel Discussion: 3:30 – 4:10 PM

  • The Role of Markets, Festivals, Tours, Concerts & Fairs in Catalyzing Entrepreneurship, New Business Development & Growth
  • Catalyst for Unlock Neighborhoods & Activating Collaborations
  • The Role of Gatherings in Accelerating Economic Development, Neighborhood Revitalization, City Growth and Drive UEZ’s forward
  • Major Projects Organizers are Undertaking
  • Programming Best Practices – Successful Initiatives Shared – Future Goals & Lessons Learned
  • Advocacy and the Role of City, County, State & National Partners relating to Strategy, Funding

SPEAKERS

Elizabeth Cain
Director, Office of Cultural Affairs
City of Jersey City

Robert Rodriguez
Superintendent
Liberty State Park

Craig Goletz
Co-Founder & President
Jersey City International Television & Film Festival – JCITF

Tamara Remedios
Founder
Hudson Restaurant Week, Halsey Festival & Newark Pulse
Principal, Xplore Communication

Colin Egan
Executive Director
The Landmark Lowe’s Jersey Theater
Friends of the Lowe’s

Michele Sorvino
Executive Director
Golden Door International Film Festival

Kern Weissman
President
Riverview Neighborhood Association

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Executive Director
The Jersey City Summit
Sherif@JerseyCitySummit.com

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