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REPORT – Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

Posted on January 5, 2023

On September 8, 2022, 9 City of Holyoke staff members from 5 different departments attended the 2022 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Chicago. These employees include:

  • Aaron Vega – Director, Office of Planning and Economic Development
  • Jennifer Keitt – Development Specialist, Office of Planning and Economic Development
  • Jack Carolan – Planner II, Office of Planning and Economic Development
  • Jamie Morrow – Paralegal, Law Department
  • Laura Wilson – Tax Collector
  • Sean Gonsalves – Director, Board of Health
  • Ryan Paxton – Sanitarian, Board of Health
  • Mark Fortin – Captain, Fire Department
  • Luiz Izquierdo, Captain, Fire Department

Several workshops and focused informational briefings were attended by Holyoke employees that covered a number of topics. Click on the following link to review the report provided by each of the employees that attended:



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