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UB to Host Gov. Paterson's "Governor's College" for Local Leaders

Release Date: June 30, 2009

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- New York State Gov. David A. Paterson is partnering with the University at Buffalo to offer a series of events throughout the summer to continue to educate New Yorkers on how to utilize the resources of state during these tough economic times.

The workshops will be held Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, June 30 through Aug. 18, in UB's Downtown Gateway (the former M. Wile building) at 77 Goodell St. in Downtown Buffalo.

The Governor's College is series of free summer forums with state agencies designed for community leaders. The Governor's Office is conducting these events in Westchester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Poughkeepsie, and Utica.

The objective is to educate local leaders (elected, community, faith based, block clubs and grassroots), business owners, partnering agencies, contractors, chamber representatives, municipal leaders and others on how they can leverage state resources, programs, technical assistance and stimulus programs. The workshops will draw on the expertise of the agency officials and the leaders.

"The Governor's College is an excellent opportunity for community leaders to expand their knowledge of existing state programs," said Gov. Paterson. "These forums will provide real-time guidance on how we can work together to resolve the challenges we face."

The workshop dates and descriptions are below. For more information, contact Janique S. Curry at (716) 783-0726 or Janique.Curry@chamber.state.ny.us.

6/30

10AM-12PM

The Environment: Green Initiatives

DEC ; DOS; DOH; EFC

Navigating the permit process, new DEC initiatives and Climate Smart Communities program.

7/7

10AM – 12PM

Crime and Corrections

DCJS; CVB; OCFS; OPDV; NYS POLICE

Connecting crime and corrections to produce safer communities.

7/14

10 AM - 12 PM

Economic Development

DHCR; DOS; ESD; DOT

Help leaders attract, grow and retain their economy by utilizing state incentives and resources.

7/28

10AM – 12PM

Energy

NYSERDA; NYSTAR; NYPA; DOS

Discuss implementation of "45 by 15" and other energy initiatives.

8/4

10 AM – 12 PM

Municipal Finance

DASNY; HFA; EFC

Current available financing options and new opportunities.

8/11

10AM – 12PM

Youth Programs & Employment

DOL; OTDA; OCFS; SYEP

Governor's Youth Congress, summer youth employment, programs, inter-agency cooperation activities.

8/18

10AM-12PM

Education NYSED; HESC

Distribute information on ARRA stimulus funds for school districts and NYHELPS.

Media Contact Information

John DellaContrada
Associate Vice President for Media Relations and Stakeholder Communications
Tel: 716-645-4601 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
dellacon@buffalo.edu
Twitter: @UBNewsSource