From Syracuse’s West Side neighborhood, Tina Zagyva, 31, started as the coordinator for the city’s Tomorrow’s Neighborhood Today just before the Thanksgiving holiday. South Side residents can meet her Monday when she attends her first community meeting Dec. 7.
As TNT coordinator, Zagyva serves as the front line staff assistant performing a variety of support duties for the organization, including the day-to-day clerical, financial and record keeping. Zagyva will play a major role in helping advance the mission and vision of TNT within the city, acting as a liaison between the board, facilitators, city departments and city residents. Previously this role was conducted by a city employee. The new part-time role allows the TNT coordinator to work solely with the group, and the position is overseen by the TNT board.
Zagyva has already met with several of the group facilitators and is looking forward to interacting with people in each neighborhood and helping them to be more involved in decision-making.
“If a concern is brought up, I can reach out to the necessary city department to pass on the concern or invite them to speak to the group,” Zagyva said. “I am basically the voice for the residents.”
Monday’s meeting will open by hearing issues and concerns from residents. All residents and business owners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Vincent Love, president of 100 Black Men of Syracuse, will be the guest speaker and present on what his group is doing to address the recurring youth violence plaguing Syracuse over the last few months.
TNT groups cover eight sections of the city including: Downtown, Lakefront, North Side, Eastwood, East Side, Valley, South Side and the West Side. Learn more about TNT by clicking here.
If you go:
WHAT: TNT Area 3 South Side Meeting
WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7
WHERE: South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St. (next to Dunk & Bright)
MORE INFO.: Call TNT Coordinator Tina Zagyva at (315) 448-8178 or email TZagyva@SyrGov.net
— By Ashley Kang, The Stand director