Welcome to the Olean Community Development Page
Mary George, Program Coordinator
Keri Kerper, Senior Account Clerk Stenographer
Olean Municipal Bldg.
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm
Contact us at: Phone: (716) 376-5647 Fax: (716) 376-5644
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Community Development was originally created in the late 1960s to implement programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Since New York State’s takeover of these programs in 2000, the City has successfully utilized Small Cities dollars to develop affordable housing opportunities in the community; establish revolving loan/grant programs to stimulate job creation and retention; and to provide funding for public improvement projects. Partnering with private and public agencies, and with the assistance of Federal and State grants, the department is also actively involved in redeveloping abandoned brownfield sites with the goal of stimulating economic growth and expanding the City’s tax base.