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January Quarterly Meeting Recap

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the GSI Partners gathered at Temple University Center City for our January Quarterly Meeting. At this meeting, we recognized all the work the GSI Partners and its members have accomplished in 2016 and looked ahead to 2017.   Highlights of our review included our advocacy efforts to reaffirm and prioritize
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Business Engagement Committee Update

The last GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting of 2014 is 2 months away, so this Committee is thinking about networking activities and guest speakers/special topics for October’s meeting and for 2015. Please contact Committee Co-Chair Lee Armillei with your ideas and/or to join this Committee:  [email protected]

Advocacy Committee Update

Our Advocacy Committee is looking forward to an Advocacy Workshop on Thursday, September 11th that will be facilitated by Beth McConnell, Policy Director at the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC).  This exciting workshop will support this Committee’s work to develop a strategy to accomplish our 3 main goals: maximizing the number of greened acres, especially
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Plan Review Committee Update

As mentioned last month, this Committee has wrapped up our interviews regarding PWD’s Stormwater Plan Review.  The Committee is currently drafting the narrative detailing the wonderful compliments and recommendations we heard.  Our next steps are to circulate the draft to the participating engineers for final comment, finalize the narrative, and share it with PWD. 

Small Business Innovation Grant (SBIG) Committee Update

The William Penn grant allows us to hire a consultant to help us build out this program, and provides us with an initial pot of Innovation Grant funding.  Exciting! Our SBIG Committee has clarified its role for the next year.  The Committee, who meets monthly, will be supporting SBN with the development of the RFP for the consultant search,
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Plan Review Committee update

The GSI Partners Plan Review Committee has finished interviews to help highlight what works and unpack where there is room to improve PWD’s Stormwater Plan Review process, including Green Project Review.  Our goal is to support PWD and their work to continue to make the process as efficient as possible, especially for projects that use
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Plan Review Committee update

The GSI Partners Plan Review Committee has begun interviews to help highlight what works and unpack where there is room to improve the Stormwater Plan Review process, including Green Project Review.  Our goal is to support PWD and their work to continue to make the process as efficient as possible, especially for projects that use
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