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2019 CNY Political Leadership Institute,
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The nonpartisan Central New York Political Leadership Institute (PLI), led by Leadership Greater Syracuse and jointly supported by CenterState CEO and sponsors, and a volunteer advisory team, provides educational programming for individuals interested in learning how to navigate the local election process, how to serve on and manage a campaign, and even how to run for local office. Every political party is in need of qualified campaign volunteers and candidates. During its 10-year history, dozens of PLI graduates have run for office, are active in the community and hold offices in Central New York. The cost for the program, including all materials and meals, is $125 and limited scholarships are available.

The eight-session series covers the following topics:

February 5: Program Overview

February 12: Being on a Team/Team Building

February 19: Fundraising and Campaign Finance

February 26: Getting on the Ballot

March 5: Messaging

March 12: Media/Social Media

March 19: GOTV (Get Out the Vote)

March 26: Wrap Up Celebration and Reunion

This month, the next class will start under the bi-partisan leadership of Joe Rossi (managing director of Park Strategies, and vice chair of the executive committee of the New York State Democratic Committee) and David Knapp (chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature, representing the 12th District and partner in the Knapp Shute Agency).

There is a free information session 5:30 to 7 p.m. on January 22 at OneGroup, 706 N. Clinton St., in Syracuse. To make reservations for this session or register for the program, contact Leadership Greater Syracuse at 315-422-5471 or visit www.cnypolitics.org

Sponsor the 2019 CenterState CEO Lobbying Directory

January marks a return to office for many elected officials from the region and entry into office for those newly elected. To better enable the region to engage with its public sector representatives, CenterState CEO compiles, publishes and distributes its annual Lobbying Directory, which includes information about the 12-county region elected officials and their staffs at the federal, state, county, city of Syracuse and Onondaga County towns, levels.

The 2019 edition will be available soon. There’s still time to be listed as a sponsor in this widely circulated compendium. The Lobbying Directory will also be available in a downloadable format on the CenterState CEO and Syracuse Tomorrow websites. Each year requests for this free publication increase from the public sector, CenterState members and the community at large.

Sponsorship is $425 for first-time sponsors, with a discounted rate of $395 for prior sponsors. Sponsors are listed on the front panel, and the inside includes the logo in color, company name and address and full contact information. Sponsors are provided with a generous supply for their own use and distribution. The publication has a 12-month shelf life.

To sponsor or receive a hard copy when it is published, please contact Deb Warner, vice president, public policy & government relations, at 315-470-1845 or dwarner@centerstateceo.com.