Virtual Community Updates

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Next Webinar: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Responding to Crisis: The intersectionality of the criminal justice and community healthcare systems.

Join the City of Rochester, the Department of Recreation and Human Services, and Partner Agencies for a virtual Question & Answer panel discussion about:

  • Overview of intersectional approaches in health care
  • Innovative solutions to address the mental health crisis
  • New programs that put intersectional approaches into practice

Just want to watch? View the live webstream.

Listen in on your phone: Call Toll Free: 877-853-5247 • Webinar ID: 954 3651 7950

Participate in the webinar here. If prompted, use Webinar ID: 954 3651 7950


Watch Prior Virtual Community Updates

(December 17, 2020) - City Library Director Patricia Uttaro and key Department staff members discuss the current state of the City’s libraries, digital services, remote learning resources, services for small businesses, job seekers and more.  
(November 12, 2020) - Rochester Police Department Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan and key staff members of the Rochester Police Department conducted a Virtual Community Update to introduce the Chief’s Command Staff, discuss the Chief’s 90-day Plan as well as provide a crime overview.  
Nov. 5, 2020 - Office of Management and Budget Director Chris Wagner provides updates on the City's budget and how we're helping people through the pandemic.  
Oct. 29, 2020 - City Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Norman Jones and key Department staff members discuss the City’s fall leaf pickup schedule, the Climate Action Plan, sustainability efforts, projects and more!  
Oct. 22, 2020 - City Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner Gary Kirkmire and staff discuss the City’s use of $12.3 million in CARES Act funding for COVID-19 relief for city residents and businesses and the City’s new suite of programs to help city renters and landlords as well as the City’s property rehabilitation grant programs. Click here to download the PowerPoint slides.  
Oct. 15, 2020 - Commissioner Dr. Daniele Lyman-Torres kicked off the series with a presentation on the City’s new Crisis Intervention Services Office. The new office will serve as the City’s 24-hour, non-law enforcement response to homicides, mental health and domestic violence incidents, as well as other traumatic events. the office will be led by Alia Henton-Williams, who will serve as the new coordinator. Henton-Williams brings extensive professional experience and a deeply relevant personal history to this critical new role.