Rose Tardiff Appointed to Director of Data and Evaluation

Published on August 04, 2023

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Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the appointment of Rose Tardiff to Director of Neighborhood and Business Data and Evaluation. In this role, Tardiff oversees data evaluation and analysis of programs and policies administered by the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD). She is responsible for managing data collection, reporting and analysis in accordance with city data governance policies and digital service priorities.  

Tardiff most recently worked as a Neighborhood Planner in NBD, providing data support to the Division of Code Enforcement and serving the city’s Westside neighborhoods. In this role, she improved reporting on code enforcement activities that increased overall compliance with inspection programs and resulted in a 65% increase in the average number of Rental Registry applications received each month. She also supported the implementation of the City’s Lead Ordinance, along with other initiatives including the Cities RISE Community Ambassador Program, City/County Lead Enforcement Working Group, Vacant Property Task Force, Westside Housing and Built Environment Working Group, and Parks tree equity partnership. Her work exemplifies how the City of Syracuse is using data to improve services and engage residents.

Tardiff brings to this role a strong knowledge of geospatial analysis and design using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as well as community-based research. In her previous roles, she produced maps and graphics for TIG Environmental’s work on Superfund investigations, the National Geographic Society’s Education division, and the Syracuse Community Geography Program.

Tardiff received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Syracuse Grows.