Ray Ocasio Joins Newark’s Equitable Growth Advisory Commission As Founding Member

La Casa de Don Pedro’s Executive Director, Raymond Ocasio, is among eleven of Newark’s key leaders of Newark’s new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. Members were sworn in on Thursday, July 19th in Newark City Hall.

Together, the commission will make recommendations and give advice with the overarching goal to help prevent the negative effects of gentrification in Newark. Specific areas of focus for the commission are:

  • Planning and land use laws/policies
  • Housing law/policy
  • Public financing for housing, real estate and infrastructure development
  • Related public health matters
  • Business development and procurement

Below are the 11 inaugural members of the Equitable Growth Advisory Commission:

  • Al-Tariq Shabazz (Manager, Office of Affordable Housing)
  • Aisha Glover (Newark Alliance)
  • Joseph Della Fave (ICC)
  • Richard Cammarieri (NCC)
  • Raymond Ocasio (La Casa De Don Pedro)
  • David Troutt (Rutgers-CLiME Center)
  • Judith Thompson-Morris (LISC)
  • Ommeed Sathe (Prudential)
  • Kevin Lyons (Rutgers-Business School)
  • Bradley Gonmiah (Student Member)
  • Carolyn Thompson-Wallace (IYO)

Learn more about this development in this July 19th Article from Patch.

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