City of Girard, Regional Chamber Renew 422 Partnership, Announce Community Workday

May 03, 2019
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and City of Girard are pleased to announce a fourth renewal of their annual contract for management of the 422 Corridor Project.

2019 Girard Community Workday

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and City of Girard are pleased to announce a fourth renewal of their annual contract for management of the 422 Corridor Project.

The first contract was finalized by the two in 2015, and the Chamber hired Lauren Johnson to manage ongoing project implementation in partnership with the city and other partners. Since that time, the Chamber has partnered with the City on community clean-up days, remediation of the former McQuaids gas station, upgraded LED lighting along 422 between I-80 and the county line, direct business assistance and many other projects.

“City council and administration are excited about continuing our partnership with the Chamber on the 422 Corridor Project,” said Mayor James Melfi. “The first contract proved to be very fruitful, as the city was able to demolish a long vacant gas station, which proved to be highly contaminated and quite costly. Work at the project site continues today, and the result is that the City of Girard has been able to achieve this without any cost to its taxpayers. Our goal in the near future is to complement the businesses that are on 422 for future growth.”

“The City of Girard has been a very engaged partner, and we appreciate their commitment to this regional effort,” said James Dignan, president and CEO of the Regional Chamber. “Their support has been key to our recent success in accomplishing these goals, and we look forward to continued success moving forward.”

The Chamber and the City also jointly announce their 4th annual Community Workday, to be held on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Stambaugh Park on Moser Road, in the Parkwood neighborhood, and clean the park and surrounding areas, including the 422 corridor. Tools, gloves and other supplies will be provided, as well as lunch for all volunteers. Interested groups or individuals should reach out to Lauren Johnson, lauren@regionalchamber.com, or 330-744-2131, ext. 1216.

The Regional Chamber Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports economic development programs in the Mahoning Valley.