Empire Housing & Development Corp.

Sheldon Ashkin

Position on Board: Board Member

Sheldon Ashkin was born and raised in Syracuse where he graduated from Nottingham High School.  He received his Bachelors Degree from Oswego and pursued graduate studies in Geography in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.  Sheldon has over forty years of real property experience; 10 years in the private sector and 30 years in local government.  He has held titles such as the City of Syracuse Director of Codes and Rehab, Deputy Commissioner of Assessment and First Deputy Commissioner of Finance.  Mr. Ashkin served on the Boards of Directors of the Syracuse Economic Development Corporation and the Syracuse Model Neighborhood Corporation, and is presently a member of the local Land Bank Citizens Advisory Board.