Helen Rosenberg has assisted a variety of New Haven businesses with meeting various needs over her 30 years employment in the City of New Haven’s Office of Economic Development. A particular focus of her work has been the identification of expansion and relocation business sites and facilitation of environmental remediation of those sites when needed. In the early 1990s she oversaw the establishment of the Mill River Day Care Center, managed by LULAC Head Start, at 355 James Street in the City’s Mill River Municipal Development Project Plan area.
Previous professional experience includes assisting new homeowners acquire and renovate houses in New Haven and surrounding towns through the Regional Housing Rehabilitation Institute from 1979-1980 and working for the city of New Orleans on a neighborhood commercial revitalization project in the late 1970s. From 1981-1989 she owned and operated Book World in New Haven.
Helen graduated in 1974 from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and in 1977 from the University of New Orleans with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning. She is a long-time resident of the Westville neighborhood in New Haven and has served on the boards of Westville neighborhood organizations and New Haven Jewish institutions.