Full Name
Michelle Sczpanski
Job Title
Deputy Commissioner of Neighborhood Development
City of Syracuse
Speaker Bio
Michelle Sczpanski is the Deputy Commissioner of Neighborhood Development for the City of Syracuse, NY.

Since joining the department in 2016, Michelle has played a key role in advancing the Syracuse’s strategic code enforcement efforts, including the creation of its Community Ambassador Program, implementation of housing health and legal enforcement policy initiatives, and development of data-driven operations strategies. She most recently as the city’s Director of Housing and Neighborhood Planning, primarily responsible for leveraging data and mapping to drive equitable housing and community development investments city-wide through the city’s Resurgent Neighborhoods Initiative and residential infill housing plan.

Her current portfolio includes a variety of initiatives aimed at improving housing stability and supporting the development more vibrant, resilient neighborhoods throughout the city, including the disposition and redevelopment of vacant, blighted, and tax delinquent property, neighborhood investment planning, federal block grant administration, and lead hazard reduction.

She received bachelors of arts degrees in Policy Studies and Citizenship and Civic Engagement, as well as her bachelor of science in Public Relations from Syracuse University.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddling, climbing, and backpacking through the many diverse landscapes Upstate and Central New York have to offer.
Michelle Sczpanski