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.
At a packed WCA “Report from Washington” event held on March 6, Westchester’s Congressional delegation collectively conveyed trepidation about potential fallout from President Trump’s political agenda, but expressed hope for both parties to move ahead together to solve pressing issues. Among those issues that impact the business community: healthcare, immigration, and infrastructure. Moderated by WCBS News 880 reporter Alex Silverman, the panel discussion featured US Representatives Nita Lowey, Eliot Engel, and Sean Patrick Maloney...
What’s Next for Healthcare Reform?
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Kevin Dahill to discuss the current status of healthcare reform and potential funding implications to healthcare providers and business in New York State. Although the ACA was not repealed by Congress recently, there are ongoing discussions about next steps for the ACA. Additionally, potential federal budget changes might significantly impact Medicaid funding which has implications for all New Yorkers. Hear the most up-to-date information from an inside policy expert on potential changes and what advocacy role we can play.
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As Washington D.C. churns and burns, do you find yourself glued to the tube (or phone) these days? The news is interesting, for sure. The big question is What does it all mean for Westchester? What legislation will go? What will stay?