The City of Syracuse’s Office of Innovation team has been hired and of the new employees are Andrew Maxwell, director of policy and innovation, and Samuel Edelstein, analytics coordinator. Andrew Maxwell, who leads the team, is the former director of the Syracuse Onondaga County Planning Agency. Samuel Edelstein who handles the analytics, previously worked with the Syracuse University Office of Alumni Engagement. As Syracuse’s new innovation team they have been assigned to look for creative and data driven improvements in city operations. Their first assignment will be to investigate solutions for Syracuse’s problems with aging infrastructure, such as fragile water mains.