Contact: Public Affairs
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Local leaders in business, government and academia
will pause on the brink of the third millenium to review the past 100
years of Westchester and discuss the future of the County.
Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management
and the Westchester Jewish Conference will host a symposium titled
“Changing Demographics in Westchester: Implications for the New Century”
on Thursday, October 14, at Pace’s Graduate Center, One Martine Avenue
in White Plains. For more information or to register call (914) 422-4303.
The cost is $25.
The symposium will provide a history of how population changes have
affected Westchester during the 20th century and a projection of future
demographics and their implications for the County in the coming years.
Workshops will focus on how municipalities and the business community
can better assist new immigrant residents with assimilation while
embracing new cultures.
The keynote presentations will address “The Changing Face of Westchester”
by Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson, professor of history at Columbia University;
and “Moving Forward into the New Millennium” by William M. Mooney Jr.,
executive vice president, Union State Bank.
Conference workshops include “Government and Politics: The Changing
Electorate and Political Power,” “Health Care and Human Services,”
“Human Resources: Employees for the Next Decade,” “Housing,” “Community
Enrichment,” “Census 2000: Gathering and Using Data,” “Education,”
“Tomorrow’s Customers: Marketing, Advertising and Promotion,” and
“Changing Cultures: Tensions and their Resolutions.”
The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management
and its legal research affiliate, the Municipal Law Resource Center
(MLRC), respond to the needs of the public and not-for-profit sectors
for governance and management training and development, and for
research to support and enhance their operations. The Michaelian
Institute and the MLRC are part of Pace University’s Dyson College
of Arts and Sciences.
The Westchester Jewish Conference is a community relations council
and the umbrella agency to more than 100 synagogues and other Jewish
organizations in Westchester. It voices the united concerns of the
Westchester Jewish community, maintains relations with ethnic and
religious groups and collaborates with other Westchester groups in
addressing communal issues.
Participating organizations in the symposium include the Westchester
Planning Department, Westchester Education Coalition, Westchester
Hispanic Coalition, U.S. Bureau of the Census, the Urban League of
Westchester, League of Women Voters of Westchester, Westchester
County Municipal Administrators Association, Westchester County
Municipal Officials Association, Westchester County-Office of the
County Executive, Westchester County Association, United Way of
Westchester/Putnam, Inc., as well as other local business,
government and civic leaders.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in
New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are
enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs
in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business,
School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World