Mayor Walsh Appoints Joseph Tifft to Lead Project Coordinator

Published on May 10, 2024

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Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the appointment of Joseph Tifft as Lead Project Coordinator in the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD). Tifft will be responsible for the implementation and management of the City’s Lead Grant Program. In this role, he will assist residents and property owners in accessing available program funds and will represent the City with potential funding partners to reduce lead hazards in city homes with young children.

Prior to this role, Tifft worked in environmental compliance monitoring using his knowledge and legal background to interpret and apply complex regulations for hazardous materials. Previous positions include a Building Inspector for Asbestos and Environmental Consulting Company (AECC) Group, an Air Sampling Technician for Churchill Environmental, and a Legal Intern for the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office and Hiscock Legal Aid Society. Tifft has also worked in the public relations field.

Tifft has various state and federal certifications in the field, including as a Lead Risk Assessor and Lead Paint Inspector from the Environmental Protection Agency and a Project Monitor and Asbestos Building Inspector from New York State. He also completed hazardous waste and construction safety trainings from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Tifft has his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College.