April 26, 2020 under Happenings
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2020
Rachel Noerdlinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amaris Cockfield, email@example.com
FPWA CEO JENNIFER JONES AUSTIN ONE OF EIGHT APPOINTED BY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO TO FAIR RECOVERY TASK FORCE TO CHART ROAD MAP FOR CITY’S RETURN FROM COVID-19
New York, NY, Sunday, April 26, 2020 – Mayor Bill De Blasio appointed today eight civic leaders of diverse backgrounds who will help the City formulate a broader COVID-19 post-crisis recovery effort to do more than just get people back to work and instead build a stronger, safer, fairer economy and society. We are honored that Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of FPWA, is one of the eight named.
As described by the City, the task force will help to formulate a recovery road map, aligned with the City’s principles – true equity and fairness for all – and priorities that will guide the City’s recovery efforts. They will produce a preliminary blueprint at the beginning of June. The Mayor intends to call a Charter Revision Commission as well and the Fair Recovery Task Force will also consider questions to be treated by that commission. The task force will continue to support the City over the course of the recovery by advising on strategies for implementation and on the need to adjust the blueprint to meet new challenges.
The eight task force members are:
Patrick Gaspard, President, Open Society Foundation
Dick Ravitch, Fmr. Lt. Governor of New York State
Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, FPWA
Carl Weisbrod, Senior Advisor, HR&A Advisors
Henry Garrido, Executive Director, DC37
Maria Torres Springer, Vice President for US Programs, Ford Foundation
Liz Neumark, CEO, Great Performances
Fred Wilson, Partner, Union Square Ventures
FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to advancing economic opportunity and upward mobility for low-income New Yorkers. As a prominent force for justice for nearly 100 years, FPWA has served New York City’s human services sector, providing grants to support individuals and families as they strive to meet their basic needs while advocating for fair public policies on behalf of underserved people and the agencies that work with them. FPWA’s member network of 170 human-services and faith-based organizations reach more than 1.5 million people in New York City each year. Join us and our members at fpwa.org.