9-1-1 Report, State Update, Mental Health, and more.
Hundreds of county finance officials attended last week's County Finance School training. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to our exhibitors and sponsors.
The Legislature is scheduled to convene today through Wednesday, May 9th. There are 21 days left of the 2018 Legislative Session, which is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, June 20th. As the end of session approached Assembly Speaker Heastie has outlined some items that will be a priority for the Assembly, including: criminal justice reform package, eliminate the link between standardized testing results and teacher evaluations, and the Child Victims Act. The Senate Majority Leader Flanagan announced on Monday, "With eight weeks remaining, we have an obligation to act on important legislation that will improve the quality of life for the hardworking constituents we represent." In response, the Senate introduced a package of legislative items aimed to take over local Medicaid costs and reduce unfunded mandates, as ways to reduce property taxes. Because these measures have a state fiscal impact, they are not expected to be taken up by the Executive outside of the State Budget process.
NYSAC continues to advocate for counties to ensure new programs place no additional financial burdens on county property taxpayers. NYSAC's complete legislative platform for 2018, indicating session priorities by issue area, can be found at: https://www.nysac.org/legislativeplatform
NACo: National Stepping Up Day
We encourage counties to participate in the National Stepping Up Day of Action on Wednesday, May 16 #StepUp4MentalHealth. In May 2015, The National Association of Counties (NACo) and partners at the CSG Justice Center and APA Foundation launched Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails and announced a Call to Action demonstrating strong county and state leadership and a shared commitment to a multi-step planning process that can achieve concrete results for jails in counties of all sizes. As part of this Call to Action, county elected officials are being asked to pass a resolution and work with other leaders (e.g., the sheriff, judges, district attorney, treatment providers, and state and local policymakers), people with mental illnesses and their advocates and other stakeholders to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.For more information please visit: http://www.naco.org/resources/signature-projects/stepping-initiative
NYS Redevelopment Summit: Keys to Successful Brownfield Redevelopment in 2018 and Beyond
June 13-14th, 2018
The Armory at Sage College of Albany
Join friends and colleagues at the Center for Creative Land Recycling's NYS Redevelopment Summit: Keys to Successful Brownfield Redevelopment in 2018 and Beyond on June 13th/14th in Albany. This one-of-a kind event will bring together leading public and private practitioners in the redevelopment field.
with practitioners and experts at technical sessions and panels, Office Consultation Hours, our Exhibitor Expo and Networking Reception. Click here
to see dozens event partners and sponsors who you will meet at the Summit.
LEARN from experts how federal and state policy and regulatory changes, shifts in funding and programs and market trends impact your projects. Trending topics include the BUILD Act, Opportunity Zones, DEC's 375 Solid Waste Regulations, Brownfield Opportunity Area and Cleanup Programs. You'll hear case studies on successful revitalization collaborations and community engagement best practices.
MAKE DEALS by perfecting your marketing pitch/presentation & connecting with developers/investors.
Learn more about the Summit's panels and speakers, our Marketing Pitch Competition, logistics, and scholarships. Register now
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NY to Hold 21st Annual Cyber Security Conference
From June 5-7, 2018, New York State will host a cyber security conference in Albany. The conference offers something for everyone--whether you're a technology user, IT professional, government employee, or business owner. Leading experts in the industry will offer sessions that provide real-world information you can apply immediately in minimizing the cyber risks in your own environment.
Upstate Data Project to Hold June Summit
On June 6th in Syracuse, this Upstate Data Summit will bring together municipal government officials from across Upstate New York to showcase innovative uses of data and open data publishing. It will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about how other Upstate governments are using data, and how governments new to open data and data-driven decision making can get started with data programs of their own. For more information, visit https://dataupstate.org/summit/.