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Join Kingston Citizens for SEQR 101
May 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
What is the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) and how does it help to guide state and local government decisions?
KingstonCitizens.org presents a public educational panel and discussion “SEQR 101” where residents are invited to learn all about the SEQR process and to have their questions answered.
With guest panelist Jennifer O’Donnell, City of Kingston resident, urban planner and local government specialist at the Department of State.
ABOUT PANELISTS: Jennifer O’Donnell
Longtime resident of Kingston’s historic downtown Rondout waterfront district, Jennifer O’Donnell is an urban planner by profession and out of her dedication to social and environmental justice. Early in her career, she worked as an architect and project manager in New York City on the design and adaptive reuse of historic structures on the Brooklyn Waterfront, in the financial district, and major cultural institutions including the Metropolitan Museum, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. After earning her Master’s degrees from Columbia University in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning, Jennifer worked for the University of Rome in Italy and the World Bank in Washington, DC on development and conservation in historic cities and regions all over the world, including France, Italy, Israel, Romania, Albania, Brazil, Georgia, Jordan and many more. Since moving to Ulster County full-time in 2004, she served as Deputy Director of Planning for Ulster County, where she led projects in economic development, historic preservation, and open space planning that have led to successful, ongoing results for her adopted home county. In 2012, she launched her own consulting firm, Hone Strategic, now a New York State Certified Woman-Based Enterprise, which specializes in planning and economic development solutions for historic cities and sites. She is also currently continuing her public service career as a local government specialist at the New York State Department of State. Jennifer has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Kingston Historic Preservation Landmarks Commission and the Ulster County Legislature. She is passionate about Kingston’s people, its beauty, and its spirit, and continues to contribute her time to supporting its quality of life.