Founded in December 2016 by visionary local government leaders, community not-for-profit institutions, and business owners, Partnership West Inc. "District Management Corporation” is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit that improves the quality of life in the West Ward, a “small town” within a big city.

As a steward of the neighborhood, PWI assists with helping get curbs and sidewalks clean and safe, public spaces are lushly planted, and current and new businesses are marketed for their quality and uniqueness. PWI also sponsors lively marketing events that showcase the West Ward. 

PWI is a public-private partnership governed by a Board of Directors and run by an Executive Director. It derives its revenue from an annual special assessment on commercial properties and residential properties with four or more units, within the boundaries of the BID. 

Founding Board of Directors & Staff
Dr. Rev Aubrey Gregory


West Ward Economic

Development Corp.

Pasquale Romagnuolo

Vice. President

Papa Pat's Pizza

Houston Stevens


Evelyn Littles


M&T Bank 

Tamara Suvil
Asst. Secretary
Mamie Bridgeforth

Board Member

Vivian Fraser
Board Member
Urban League Essex County
Dr. Rev. Dumerzier Charles
Board Member
Good Shepard Church-Nazarene
Alonzo Herran
Board Member
SanDonna Jones

Board Member

Rufus Johnson 
Board Member
Essex County Freeholder
Ceasar A. Vizcaino
Executive Director
Partnership West Inc.
Zakiyyah Branch
Executive Assistant &
Customer Service
Partnership West Inc.
Hon. Joseph A. McCallum
West Ward Councilman
Hon. Ras J. Baraka
Mayor, City of Newark NJ

January 4, 2018

NEWARK - Eager to revitalize the main thoroughfares of the West Ward, city officials approved the creation of a special improvement district that will use special tax dollars to beautify and draw new businesses to the area. The special improvement district, or SID, will be t...

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