Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. A2.2.1 Composition of the SC2 Team


At the start of implementation, the SC2 team in Cleveland consisted of two full-time members, including the SC2 team lead who relocated to Cleveland for the initiative, two part-time members already located in Cleveland, four part-time members located in Washington, DC, and one part-time member in the agency regional office. Thus, the on-the-ground SC2 team presence at the start of implementation consisted of four individuals, representing four federal agencies: the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),26 and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The five remote team members were from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Economic Development Administration (EDA), and the Departments of Education (ED) and Transportation (DOT).

Over time, team membership changed. The first SC2 team lead transitioned off the team in September 2012, as planned. The other Cleveland-based full-time team member assumed leadership of the team. The original SC2 team lead had also represented HUD, so with her departure a regional HUD representative joined the team on a part-time remote basis.

Exhibit A2.1 summarizes the federal agencies represented in the SC2 team over the first 18 months of the initiative.

Exhibit A2.1. Federal Agencies Represented in the SC2 Team, First 18 Months

Location Full-Time Part-Time
Cleveland DOL, HUD (original) NASA, EPA
Remote   USACE, GSA, EDA, ED, DOT, HUD (replacement)

26  NASA's Glenn Research Center is one of 10 NASA research centers across the country. The center researches, designs, develops, and tests innovative technology for aeronautics and spaceflight. It was founded in 1941 and is located near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The center, which employs approximately 3,400 scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative and support personnel considers itself a vital element of the regional economy and is committed to partnering with local businesses.

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