Steinfeld appointed to new Providence director of strategic partnerships and economic advancement role

PROVIDENCE – Jenn Steinfeld has been named Providence’s director of strategic partnerships and economic advancement, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Monday. Steinfeld, who will begin the newly-created position on Aug. 27, will be responsible for leading the city’s urban development innovation strategy, Elorza’s office said, and will be working with departments that contribute to Providence’s…
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  1. Another $100K position added to the roles of Providence City Hall. What is the real difference between this position and the role of the current Director of Economic Development? Other than, Stenfeld worked for Elorza’s campaign. Where does the funding for this additional position come from? Was the City Council aware of this new position? Was it posted formally? Or was it created just for her? Help me understand.