A Little Bit About Roxanne...
Buffalo East Side Economic Development
Currently, Roxanne is thrilled to be working with the UBRI team (University at Buffalo Regional Institute) to assist in implementing the Governor Cuomo led New York State $50 million investment for the East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund of Buffalo. Her focus is Michigan Avenue’s Colored Musicians Club, the Michigan Avenue Church, and Bailey Avenue’s Varsity Theatre.
UBRI Capacity Building Technical Assistance & Neighborhood Planning Grant for the Better Buffalo Fund Buffalo Main Streets Initiative
Roxanne Kise Consulting provided needs identification, community organization, work plans, capacity building, and grant workshops for specific neighborhoods in the City of Buffalo. Specific plans and implementation strategies were prepared and executed for unique non-for-profit organizations to apply for Better Buffalo Main Street Initiative funding.
WECA (Western Erie Canal Alliance)
RKC guided WECA in it’s efforts in regional economic growth, cultural prosperity and sustainability in the Western Erie Canal Heritage Corridor and throughout New York State. Notably, RKC lead WECA to double the number of communities participating in their Coordinated National Main Street Program.
CFA Project Development Technical Assistance Initiative
Scope of work: RKC guided the Village of Fredonia and Town of Ripley to receive CFA funding for infrastructure projects.
City of Tonawanda - National Main Street Program
Scope of work: RKC helped to secure grant funding and lead the City of Tonawanda and their community board to implement the National Main Street Program through Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant funding.
The Mayoral Years
During her four year tenure as Mayor of the Village of Clyde Roxanne’s leadership and vision enabled the Village to obtain over $1.8 million dollars in grants and membership items to improve the village’s infrastructure and downtown physical landscape and amenities.
Clyde Church Restoration
Most recently Roxanne has moved her offices to a historic church in her neighborhood that was in danger of being demolished.
She states, "I love historic architecture! I couldn't bear to see this church be destroyed! It has been a part of our community since 1923. The stories historically significant buildings tell are what keep the fabric of our communities alive.”
Connecting personally with historical preservation drives Roxanne to provide supporting services that allow others to preserve their community's stories.
Finger Lakes Development
Roxanne has served as a member of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, Community Development Work Group and continues to work on special projects with the FLREDC.
Roxanne is a Phi Theta Kappa graduate of SUNY Morrisville. She resides in Clyde, NY with her family.