Johnson Named 422 Corridor Project Manager

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lauren Johnson has been hired as the U.S. 422 Corridor Redevelopment Plan project manager, the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber announced Monday.

The 422 Corridor plan represents a multi-faceted approach to improving the visual, economic and community impact of the corridor straddling Trumbull and Mahoning counties and the cities of Girard and Youngstown.  In her new role, Johnson will lead five action teams working on neighborhood aesthetics, job growth, neighborhood stabilization, business support and natural resources activation.

Johnson is a Mahoning Valley native and Youngstown resident. She graduated from Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va. with a bachelor of arts in government. After graduation, she completed an internship with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.

“We are pleased with the continued improvement along the corridor, including recent paving, striping and frontage enhancements, and Lauren’s experience and enthusiasm will serve to elevate that effort right in the center of our community,” said John Rossi, president of the Regional Chamber Foundation, said in a statement.

In addition to the Regional Chamber, the program is funded through the Raymond John Wean Foundation, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s Kennedy Family Fund, the cities of Youngstown and Girard, Trumbull County Land Reutilization Corp. and Trumbull County Board of Commissioners.

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