About Us

Our Mission

SEAC promotes quality of life within Rochester’s South East Area by connecting individuals and community partners to essential resources.

The roots for the South East Area Coalition run deep in the soil and fiber of our neighborhoods.

Our History

Participating in a study by the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Board in the 1960s, southeast area groups conducted discussions and began plans for the Southeast Mobilization Project. The Reverend George Steiger, pastor of Calvary St. Andrews Parish, formalized the efforts in 1968 and became Convener of the Southside Coalition.

Shortly thereafter, in 1969, Tom Swartz took over the reigns. At that time, thirteen groups attended the meetings and issues addressed by the group’s committees were similar to those addressed by SEAC today: quality integrated education, sites for senior citizen housing, recreation facilities near Highland Park and neighborhood health and mental health services.

Our Staff

Mike Evans

(he/him/his)
Executive Director

Kiki Smith

(she/her/hers)
Fundraising and Outreach Coordinator

Lori Wood

(she/her/hers)
Bookkeeper

Nick Wilbur

(he/him/his)
Tool Shed Coordinator

Sara Glauser

(she/they)
Community Liaison

Board of Directors

Tom Pastecki

Chairperson

Bryce Miller

Vice Chair

Greg Waldron

Assistant Secretary

Janet Collinge

Andrew Dimock

Kevin Wilson