Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A transition at Empire State Development: Jordan out, Cooney in

A bit of personnel news snuck into the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Alert distributed yesterday by Empire State Development.

A message from Jeremy Cooney, ESD Atlantic Yards team, said, "If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me as Nicole Jordan has transitioned out of Empire State Development." The more turnover, the more institutional memory is lodged in... the developer (and the community).

Jordan was ESD’s Manager, Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Project Community/Government Relations. Cooney's title is ESD’s Manager, Pacific Park Brooklyn Project Community/Government Relations. So much for hybrid names.

Cooney is the former Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Rochester. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported 12/1/16 that Cooney was leaving to work for an unspecified branch of government. The article stated:
Cooney, a 35-year-old native of Rochester, has been Warren’s chief of staff since she took office as mayor in January 2014. A graduate of Hobart College and a lawyer by training, he came to the city after working as vice president of development for the YMCA of Greater Rochester.
After all, Cooney began tweeting enthusiastically about Pacific Park earlier this month:


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