Sandra J. Simon Appointed Dir. of Special Projects & Education Initiatives

Sandra J. Simon has joined Mayor Lovely A. Warren’s Senior Management Team as the newly appointed Director of Special Projects and Education Initiatives.

In her new role, Simon will work to advance Mayor Warren’s agenda of providing better educational opportunities for the citizens of Rochester, including such projects as the Mayor’s 3-to-3 initiative. Simon will work closely with the Rochester City School District and other agencies that primarily promote education, especially those that concentrate on the formative years of kindergarten through grade 6.

She will also spearhead special projects and programs as assigned by the Mayor. “I’m very pleased to have Sandra Simon join my management team,” said Mayor Warren. “Sandra’s longstanding dedication and service to the Rochester community make her the consummate public servant and her commitment to fairness and equality will ensure that she will work on behalf of all city residents.

I have no doubt that the outstanding work she has done for us for the past 12 years will continue in her new role, and that our citizens will benefit from her efforts.” Simon first joined the City of Rochester in September 2006, where she worked in the Purchasing Department as the MWBE Officer. She held this position for 8 years. Most recently, she served as the City’s Affirmative Action/EEO/Diversity and Inclusion/ADA Officer in the Bureau of Human Resource Management, a role she assumed in 2014.

Prior to her employment with the City of Rochester, Simon held positions with the American Red Cross, RTS and the Center for Dispute Settlement, where she achieved the status of Certified Mediator and Arbitrator for the 7th Judicial District of the N.Y. State Unified Court System.

As the new Director of Special Projects and Education Initiatives, Simon replaces Allen Williams, who left the role to pursue other opportunities.