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  • WCA Announces Steering Committee to Bring Gigabit-Speed Broadband to Westchester County

  • MAR 21, 2017 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE, INT'L BUSINESS, REAL ESTATE, REGULATORY ISSUES, YOUNG PROFESSIONALS | 0 COMMENTS

  • Core Members Comprised of Major Corporate, Community, and Municipal Leaders; More to Be Added


    A new Steering Committee for the Westchester County Association’s Smart Growth for Gigabit initiative was announced today by William M. Mooney, Jr., President and CEO of the Westchester County Association.

    The Committee will oversee bringing gigabit-speed broadband to Westchester, beginning with its four largest cities, by giving guidance to the effort, as well as raising seed funding to pave the way for this needed infrastructure.

    The committee is comprised of “some of the most informed, respected, and enterprising individuals in our midst,” Mr. Mooney said in his announcement. Mr. Mooney said that the Committee held its first meeting and anticipates that in May, an RFP for a national consultant to assess the county’s current infrastructure, market realities, and help determine the best course of action to bring gigabit broadband into the county will be issued.

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  • New York State Legislators Town Hall

    • Apr 28, 2017, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Pace University - Pleasantville Campus
    • 861 Bedford Road
    • USE ENTRANCE 1 - Willcox Hall
    • Pleasantville, NY 10570
  • Two-way dialogue with key state officials

    Join the WCA for an interactive discussion with our State delegation on the most pressing issues facing the State.

    • Replacement power for Indian Point/decommissioning the site
    • Broadband investment through State funded programs
    • Economic development initiatives to make NYS more competitive
    • Shared services initiative
    • ‘Free” tuition at public universities
    • Reform of public pensions/benefits (mandate relief)


    Panel will be moderated by Nick Spano, Empire Strategic Planning and former NYS Senator.

    Sponsored by: Pace University, PKF O'Connor Davies, Signature Bank, Strategic Services, Inc.

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  • Annual Breakfast with County Executive

    • Jan 12, 2017, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Westchester Marriott Hotel
    • 670 White Plains Road
    • Tarrytown, New York 10591
  • Online registration is now closed.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Plan to arrive early to guarantee seating.

    Join us for breakfast on Thursday, January 12, 2017 when County Executive Rob Astorino delivers his State of the County address. He'll give us a run down on his agenda and priorities for 2017, and the key issues that will be on his plate. Q &A follows.

    Then, we've put together a dynamic and interactive panel, "Westchester's Growth Strategy," that will address regional trends, innovation, gigabit speed internet, and attainable housing (read: housing for millennials and the workforce).

    The panel, will be moderated by Bill Cuddy, CBRE, with panelists Moses Gates, Regional Plan Association; Joan McDonald, WCA Strategic Advisor and former head of NYS' Department of Transportation and former Economic Development Director of the State of Connecticut; and Seth Mandelbaum, McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt.

    Schedule:
    8:00 am Registration and Networking
    8:30 am Breakfast, Keynote Speech, County Executive Rob Astorino
    8:45 am "Westchester's Growth Strategy" Panel Discussion
    10:00 am Conclusion

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