Friday, April 27, 2007

Jobs and Energy Forum in Upstate NY - Tomorrow!

Tomorrow's the day. The Center for Working Families is hosting a Jobs and Energy Forum for elected officials in Upstate New York. The forum will bring together local and county elected officials and legislative staff with a panel of policy experts to talk about local legislation ranging from green building codes to renewable power standards to energy efficient purchasing standards.

Here's a list of elected officials coming to the event:
  • Adam McFadden, Albany City Council
  • Ray Joyce, Albany County Legislature
  • David Dempsey, Auburn (City)
  • George Farenthold, Aurora Town Board
  • Dominic Frongillo, Caroline
  • Daniel Schuster, Cayuga
  • Jessica Zambrano, Cicero Town Board
  • Richard Keller-Coffey, Dutchess
  • William Pauly, Erie
  • Russ Carey, Fenner
  • Elizabeth Moran, Madison
  • John Heindorf, North Syracuse
  • Mark Atkinson, North Syracuse (Village)
  • Rose Ann Convertino, Oneida
  • William Morehouse, Oneida
  • Frank Puma, Oneida
  • Tom Buckel, Onondaga
  • Luz Encarnacion, Onondaga
  • Dale Sweetland, Onondaga
  • Sam Laguzza, Onondaga County Legislature
  • Fred Beardsley, Oswego
  • Leonard Ponzi, Oswego
  • Philip Durkin, Otsego
  • Tom Wood, Plattsburgh
  • Angela Petty, Rome
  • Mike Giarusso, Salina Town Board
  • Thomas David, Seneca Falls (Town)
  • Jim Williams, Skaneateles
  • Bill Simmons, Syracuse Common Council
  • Mike McMahon, Syracuse Common Council
  • Tom Seals, Syracuse Common Council
  • Kathy Luz Herrera, Tompkins
  • Pamela Mackesey, Tompkins
  • Duane Tyke Randall, Tompkins
  • Clem Campana, Troy City Council
  • Frank Dart, Ulster
  • Daniel DiBella, Utica
  • Joel Tyner, Duchess
Speakers include:
  • Mike Allen, UAW
  • Steve Bellone, Town of Babylon Supervisor
  • Lisa Donner, Center for Working Families Co-Director
  • Rhea Jezer, LCV and Cazenovia College
  • Josh Mason, Working Families Party
  • Bob Muldroon, Sierra Club
  • Gay Nicholson, NYSERDA
  • Rick Opedesiano, UAW and Central New York WFP Chapter Chair
  • Satya Rhodes-Conway, Apollo Strategy Center, Madison WI Alderperson
  • Deirdre Schifeling, Center for Working Families Co-Director
  • Bill Simmons, Syracuse Common Council, Public Works Committee Chair
and a keynote address from Rick Fedrizzi, President of the National Green Building Council.


Jim Welch said...

Is there any write up available about this event. I'd like to know what was discussed.

Steve Perez said...

Hey Jim, 30 local elected officials came out to hear panelists from the Apollo Alliance, the U.S. Green Buildings Council, the United Auto
Workers and more. Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone and Syracuse Council
member Bill Simmons also advised the group.

Here's a rundown of what they talked about.