City of Rochester Town Hall Meetings

The Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) is beginning a strategic planning process, which they engaged a local firm (Aria Strategies) to lead.

They are hosting a series of Town Hall meetings in February to gather input and have also developed a survey (in both English and Spanish) that they are asking folks to complete to inform this process.  Could you please forward my note and the attached fliers on to all the folks on your neighborhood contacts list?


·         The Survey in English can be found here:

·         The survey in Spanish can be found here:


·         All Town Hall meetings will be livestreamed on the City’s YouTube page:

·         The Town Hall meetings will be held

o   February 4, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM (English/ASL)

o   February 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Spanish)

o   February 15, 2022 at 6:00-7:30 PM (Spanish)

o   February 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (English/ASL)

Thanks so much for helping to spread the word on these important input opportunities!

Adopt-a-Hydrant Program- City of Rochester

This is taken from the City’s website.

Volunteer to Keep it Clear

Is there a fire hydrant near your home?  Help the Rochester Fire Department by keeping it clear of ice and snow.

Adopt a hydrant by agreeing to do the items below. You even get to name your hydrant!

  • Clear a path from the hydrant to the street;
  • Clear a 3-foot perimeter around the hydrant;
  • Remove ice and snow.


Use our interactive map below, which shows available hydrants in green.  Click the magnifying glass on the map and enter your address or street name in the search box to find the hydrant closest to you. 

To adopt a hydrant, click on a green hydrant, complete the information in the form, and click the “x” to close the box and finish the adoption.

After you’ve submitted your adoption request, the hydrant icon will turn yellow while the request is processed. Once it’s approved, you’ll be notified by email and the hydrant icon will turn red.

 Viewing on a mobile device? Open Adopt a Hydrant in a new window. 

Supply Drive Benefitting Marvelous Mind Academy

The South East Area Coalition is gathering needed supplies for the Marvelous Mind Academy.

SEAC is collecting diapers sizes 3-6, vinyl gloves (non-latex and powder-free) and adult face masks for Marvelous Mind Academy.

From Jan 24th through Feb 4th from 10am to 4pm you can drop off your donations at SEAC’s office at 1255 University Ave, C010 (basement level), Rochester, NY 14607.

If you can’t drop off at SEAC’s office, we have these other location(s):

Cooking and Eating Healthy with Phil

Rochester Public Market

280 N. Union Street, Shed B, Stalls 31 & 33 Rochester, NY 14609 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:30 to 2:30

Blessed Sacrament Church

Jan. 28- Feb. 6, 259 Rutgers St., 14607 ,Sun. 8AM-1PM,  Mon. and Wed. 7:30-9 AM

Senator Samra Brouk

Village Gate

274 N. Goodman Street

Suite B127

Rochester, NY 14607

M-F 9AM-5PM starting Wednesday 1/26

We are currently working on establishing other drop off locations! We’ll have more info soon!

Thank you for your support!

Welcome Nick Wilbur

SEAC is excited to announce our newest member, Nick Wilbur, who has taken on the role of Tool Shed Coordinator.

Nick has lived in Western New York his entire life, working for years in landscaping and masonry. As a political activist and campaign consultant he advocates for bettering his community, and he currently serves in the New York Democratic Party and as a member of the Greater Rochester LGTBQ+ Political Caucus executive committee. Nick loves the South Wedge for its beauty, history, and every little side street he jogs.

PREORDER NOW LIVE- Hammertime West Coast IPA Beer By Sager Beer Works Benefitting SEAC

As we begin setting up our new home and working towards launching our exciting Tool Shed program, we thought what better way to celebrate than by partnering with Sager Beer Works and create a delicious beer!


Hammertime is a delicious West Coast IPA that has a hoppy, floral front with a dose of sweet malt and pine.

Your purchase not only gets you super tasty beer, but you’re also supporting a local grassroot nonprofit that has been operating in Rochester since 1968!  Sager’s is generously donating $8 per 4-pack sold to the South East Area Coalition!

Hammertime will be released in April 2022.


SEAC Has Moved!

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Happier, healthy, hopeful New Year!

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We’ve moved into SEAC’s new The Tool Shed space this week and are so  ready to launch such an impactful resource into the Greater Rochester Area  community!  Even our new mayor is  excited about  us!

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If you know anyone  who’s interested in meaningful employment or volunteer opportunities, feel free to spread the word!

Are you interested in Volunteering?

Sponsorship Opportunities!

Make a Donation Today!

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Here’s to The Rochester Way in 2022!

And thanks to our volunteers who have already come in and given us a head building some shelves!