Erie Action Team

Infinite Erie is designed to ensure ongoing collaboration between the public, private, and civic leaders. This effort is driven and overseen by the Erie Action Team that includes the seven leading government and civic organizations driving Erie’s economic development efforts.

The Infinite Erie Playbook was developed by Bruce Katz and Florian Schalliol at New Localism Associates, who conducted nearly 50 stakeholder interviews and reviewed over a dozen city and other strategic plans during the process. The Infinite Erie Playbook is a living document,  drafted with a bias towards action. It is designed to have investments added, removed, and updated.

Infinite Erie Staff

Kim Thomas
Executive Director
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Mary Tredway
Project Development Manager
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Erie Action Team

Karen Bilowith
President and CEO of the Erie Community Foundation (chair)

Christine Goodrich Blashock, Esq.
Chief Diversity & Community Development Officer of Erie Insurance

Perry Wood, Ed.D
Executive Director of the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority

Ferki Ferati, Ed.D
President of the Jefferson Educational Society

Gary Lee
Chief Administrative Officer of 
Diverse Erie

Joe Schember
Mayor, City of Erie

Charles “Boo” Hagerty
President of the Hamot Health Foundation

Rhonda Matthews
Founding Board Member of
Erie’s Black Wall Street

Mike Ferritto

Northwest Regional Director
Office of Governor Josh Shapiro