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.
The Environment: Green Initiatives
DEC ; DOS; DOH; EFC
Navigating the permit process, new DEC initiatives and Climate Smart Communities program.
10AM – 12PM
Crime and Corrections
DCJS; CVB; OCFS; OPDV; NYS POLICE
Connecting crime and corrections to produce safer communities.
10 AM - 12 PM
DHCR; DOS; ESD; DOT
Help leaders attract, grow and retain their economy by utilizing state incentives and resources.
10AM – 12PM
NYSERDA; NYSTAR; NYPA; DOS
Discuss implementation of "45 by 15" and other energy initiatives.
10 AM – 12 PM
DASNY; HFA; EFC
Current available financing options and new opportunities.
10AM – 12PM
Youth Programs & Employment
DOL; OTDA; OCFS; SYEP
Governor's Youth Congress, summer youth employment, programs, inter-agency cooperation activities.
Education NYSED; HESC
Distribute information on ARRA stimulus funds for school districts and NYHELPS.