The Westchester County Association (WCA) announced today its Community Partnership with the Westchester Biotech Project (WBP), a consortium dedicated to stimulating knowledge-sharing and collaboration among researchers, engineers, and data scientists from companies and institutions across the region. Ongoing programs will launch this spring, leading to the Innovation in Research Symposium on October 26 at New York Medical College.
According to real estate developer Alex Twining, “In ten years, if we don’t have gigabit, we won’t survive.” Twining was referring to super-speed broadband, now a key component of Smart Growth, which the WCA has been championing to bring greater prosperity and a live.work.play. lifestyle to Westchester. On April 4th, Twining and thirty other business leaders attended the first community roundtable at Monroe College Barnes & Noble Bookstore in New Rochelle, organized by the WCA. This important meeting addressed “Gigabit Westchester”, a public-private partnership with Westchester’s four largest cities -- Yonkers, New Rochelle, White Plains, and Mt. Vernon...
When the Board of Legislators approved the 99-year lease for the Westchester BioScience & Technology Center — also known as the “North 60” project —many here applauded this important milestone in moving the $1.2 billion project forward. But we’re still a long way from “go,” says Bill Mooney, WCA’s President and CEO
Family Services STAR GALA 2017 on Thursday, April 20th at Glen Island in New Rochelle, will be packed with many of Westchester’s movers and shakers as the organization honors business leader William M. Mooney Jr., President and CEO of the Westchester County Association, and philanthropist Helen Tinch Williams, well known for her generous support for local charities and cultural organizations, and as the mother of stage and screen star Vanessa Williams.
Also honored will be several notable celebrities from the world of sports: Hall of Fame Syracuse Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim and New York Yankee baseball legends Roy White, Ron “Boomer” Blomberg, and John Wetteland. New York Football Giants Super Bowl MVP Ottis Anderson will host the Star Gala 2017’s live auction. These Community All-Stars are sponsored by Steiner Sports, the gala’s premier sponsor. STAR GALA 2017 will be held on Thursday, April 20th, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. Mr. Mooney will receive FSW’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Helen Williams will be honored with this year’s True Reflection Award.
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.