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Posted on: January 8, 2024

City of Troy Hires First Director of Diversity, Opportunity, and Outreach

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Troy, NY – Mayor Carmella Mantello has named Kevin Pryor the City of Troy’s Director of Diversity, Opportunity, and Outreach. Pryor is the first person to hold this new position that will focus on building relationships with the youth and minority communities of Troy. Another major responsibility of his job will be to connect the residents of Troy to programs available to them, mentorship opportunities and employment openings.

Pryor is no stranger to the Collar City. He graduated from Troy High School and Schenectady Community College. In 2002 he founded Troy Look Inc., a not-for-profit organization that organizes and sponsors community events. Pryor also created the Boys to Men second chance mentoring program. 

“We are excited to welcome Kevin Pryor to this incredibly important position for the City of Troy,” said Carmella Mantello, Mayor. “Kevin is a Troy native who knows what our community needs. He is a trusted face that is already out in our neighborhoods talking to our kids and listening to our citizens. He will be out in the public eye and not just working behind his desk at City Hall.”

In addition to his not-for-profit work, Kevin has also volunteered at Unity House creating the Speak Out Bullying Prevention program and has coached youth basketball at the City Parks for the last twenty years. 

“Bringing people together is key to community development, innovation and growth,” said Kevin Pryor, Director of Diversity, Opportunity, and Outreach for the City of Troy. “This position in Mayor Mantello’s administration will allow me to use my abilities to form a united community and a unified City of Troy. I believe in my ability to make a positive impact on people’s lives.” 

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