Contact: Chris Cory, Pace University, 212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPACITY CROWD FOR GROUNDBREAKING CONFERENCE MONDAY ON FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS FOR CITIES AND TOWNS
PACE UNIVERSITY EXPERTS, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS
June 8, Pace University School of Law, Judicial Institute building, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY, 8:30 am-4pm www.pace.edu/stimulus
WHITE PLAINS, NY, June 5 – Attendance reached capacity (about 160 participants) on Thursday morning for Pace University’s conference this coming Monday, June 8, on how public-sector leaders like mayors, city managers and other municipal officials can implement their parts of the historic federal stimulus package.
Collaborating with Pace are Congresswoman Nita Lowey and New York Governor David Paterson. The Governor will be represented by economic recovery staff members.
Panels include representatives of 10 New York State offices, plus senior New York State staffers of the federal office implementing the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Topics include how municipal leaders can move forward in funding opportunities for their villages, towns and cities, and how they can deal with receiving, managing, and accounting for stimulus funds.
WHEN: Monday, June 8, 8:30 am-4 pm. Media admission by press pass.
WHERE: Pace Law School, Judicial Institute Building, 78 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY
WHO: Pace University’s Energy and Climate Center, Land Use Law Center, and Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management. The centers’ directors will moderate the five panels and be available for further insight. State officials: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and its Climate Smart Communities program; Department of State Codes Division; Energy Research and Development Authority; Power Authority; Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation; Local Government Efficiency Grants Program; Office of Real Property Services; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Office of the State Comptroller. Federal officials: Department of Homeland Security, New York office, ARRA.
“Higher education has a chance to help provide expertise and services to many of the constituencies that can benefit directly from the funds,” said Meghan French, Pace’s Associate Vice President of Government and Community Relations. “Pace is an institutional partner, helping to bring President Obama’s messages about recovery and reinvestment back to our local communities, and our research centers can work with municipal leaders as they seek funding for things like economic development, smart growth and energy efficiency. We also can help them with the administration and accountability measurements they’ll need to execute their goals.”