The NYC Brownfield Partnership is a voluntary association of brownfield
stakeholders consisting principally of environmental consulting firms,
environmental law firms, environmental remediation contracting firms, for-profit
and not-for-profit brownfield development firms and community-based
organizations (member organizations) that are engaged on brownfield projects in
New York City communities. The NYC Brownfield Partnership (Partnership) was
created by OER in November 2008 to provide services and benefits to New York
City communities and residents and promote sustainable brownfield management in
New York City. The NYC Brownfield Partnership is not an agency of the City of
The mission of the Partnership is:
- " to promote better citizen understanding of
investigation and remediation work plans and reports;
- " to promote the training and development of the
next generation of environmental professionals and leaders from New York City
high schools, colleges, and universities;
- " to promote the training of unskilled workers
from targeted New York City communities to develop locally derived labor to
serve the brownfield cleanup industry;
- " to promote the creation and development of
small businesses in New York City communities that serve the brownfield
- " to promote the broader purpose of brownfield management through public awareness and education.
By joining the Partnership, a member organization agrees to make a substantial effort to provide services and/or benefits to New York City communities on an annual basis. Currently, there are five primary community benefit programs and an annual brownfield award program that are administered by the Partnership. These programs include:
- Pro-Bono Community Counseling Program
- Green Jobs Training Program
- Brownfield Internship Program
- Brownfield Scholarship Program
- Community Training & Education Program
In addition to support of these programs, services or benefits rendered by member organizations may include guidance on creation of new programs or improvement of the delivery of existing ones.
The NYC Brownfield Partnership is a 501(c)(3) organization and is not an agency of the City of New York. The decisions of the Partnership are made by its board of directors and not by the City of New York. Member organizations of the Partnership have no advantage in obtaining City contracts. While the City supports brownfield redevelopment and the role of the Partnership in proving benefits to communities as part of the cleanup of brownfields, the City is not responsible for the advice a member organization may give or an action it may take. Members organizations provide direct community counseling under the Partnership pro-bono counseling program, independent from the City.
To learn more about the NYC Brownfield Partnership, visit their website at www.brownfieldnyc.org.