County Executive Joanne Mahoney has appointed County Legislator Bill Meyer (R-Cicero) to the Onondaga County Community Development Steering Committee. Meyer accepted the appointment and added, "I look forward to reviewing this year's projects; any assistance we can provide to local towns and villages for improvements and job development is a benefit to everyone".
The Onondaga County Community Development Steering Committee consists of up to 15 members to be appointed by the County Executive, including two representatives from the Mayor's Association, two representatives from the Supervisor's Association, two County Legislators, and 9 residents for a three-year term with the number of terms being unlimited. The Community Development Steering Committee assists the County in formulating and implementing community development programs. They are also responsible for making recommendations to the County related to the distribution of funds. Each year, the Community Development Block Grant offers communities a chance to compete for funds for projects that enhance the community and improve handicap accessibility. Typically, the committee reviews about 25 applications, selecting only about 10 which will receive a portion of the approximately million dollar grant.
Director of Community Development, Bob DeMore stated "Bill brings a vast amount of experience in public service and as a local businessman; he will, without doubt, be an asset to the steering committee."