On the heels of our groundbreaking conference, “Westchester: County of Tomorrow,” the Westchester County Association is spearheading Smart Growth to bring to Westchester County high speed broadband, innovation districts, and housing that’s affordable for the region’s workforce. To assist us, the WCA has hired Joan M. McDonald, former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation, and a nationally recognized expert in economic competitiveness, sustainable development and transportation solutions, to be a strategic advisor for The Blueprint for Smart Growth.
At a joint press conference in Yonkers today, Bill Mooney, President and CEO of the Westchester County Association announced the WCA’s support of Mayor Mike Spano's bold $2 billion redevelopment plan to rebuild and renovate all 39 schools in the City of Yonkers in order to create a modern, healthy learning environment for the city’s students. Mike Spano, Mayor of the City of Yonkers, embarked on the “Rebuild Yonkers Schools” campaign in response to the school’s aging and crumbling infrastructure and overcrowded classrooms, some of which have been carved out of unused closet and basement space. Nine of the district’s schools are over 100 years old, and many others are over 75.
The future of Smart Growth in Westchester County began on April 29 in earnest as leaders from various business, government, nonprofit, and financial sectors convened at the Westchester County Association’s (WCA) sold-out conference, “Westchester: County of Tomorrow.” Provocative speakers from New York City, Austin, Chattanooga, and Raleigh explained...
Also on the agenda: The Key to Creating Successful Public Private Partnerships; a Rapid Transit System That’s Based on Magnetic Levitation; and a Keynote Speech by an ‘Economic Futurist’
With Westchester County emerging as a national biotech/health tech hub, the Westchester County Association is now bringing in business leaders from some of the most successful hubs in the United States to share their wisdom as Westchester determines how best to achieve “Smart Growth” in its growing innovation eco-system. The WCA has...
Are you a WCA member passionate about affecting change within our government to help our County and State grow and thrive?
If so, join us on March 16 to help set the agenda for 2016-17.
RSVP to Julia Emrick or call 914-948-6444 for more details.