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Government Relations

2018 Lobbying Directory - Be a Sponsor!

Each sponsor’s company name, logo and contact information are featured on hundreds of copies of the 2018 Lobbying Directory and on the CenterState CEO and Syracuse Tomorrow websites for an entire year. For $425, CEO members gain visibility on this unique directory of all federal, state, regional/local elected officials and staff that is widely circulated and used by members and nearly every office of public sector officials. The 2018 issue will be printed in February. In the meantime, the 2017 directory is available at www.centerstateceo.com. Sponsors also receive extra copies for distribution.

For a complimentary copy, contact Kathleen Hallahan at 315-470-1948 or khallahan@centerstateceo.com.

Syracuse Tomorrow Gets a New Website

Syracuse Tomorrow, the non-partisan state and local political action committee of CenterState CEO, is proud to showcase its new website, http://syracusetomorrow.com, produced in partnership with Cowley Associates. The new site is an easy to navigate and up-to date resource for information and connections to the public sector, as well as issue-based news. A handy “look up your representatives” feature, listings of election and campaign information, interesting election information and helpful links facilitate members’ connection to the public sector and the election process.

The website also features information on the Syracuse Tomorrow mission, activities and events, in addition to CenterState CEO issues, testimony and position papers.

Announcing New Syracuse Tomorrow Board Members

Syracuse Tomorrow is pleased to welcome two new board members: Maureen McCarthy-Tracy, director of community relations, Northland Communications, and Matt Geitner, business development and government affairs, C&S Companies. The Syracuse Tomorrow volunteer member board of directors oversees activities, contributions and fundraising. Funds given voluntarily magnify the voice of business, providing increased visibility in the region and Albany, and support local representatives’ work to advance economic prosperity and the needs of the business community.

Syracuse Tomorrow’s mission is accomplished through:

  • Lobbying state and local elected officials throughout the CenterState New York 12-county region
  • Developing and advocating for state and local pro-business, pro-growth public policies
  • Opportunities to inform on state level policies and issues of local and regional importance
  • Supporting government modernization at the city, county, town and village levels
  • Participation in voter turn-out initiatives
  • Support for the non-partisan Central New York Political Leadership Institute, preparing interested citizens to participate in local campaigns and elections

To learn more, contact Deb Warner, VP for public policy and government relations, at 315-470-1845 or dwarner@centerstateceo.com.

2018 CNY Political Leadership Institute, Register Now

Every political party is in need of qualified campaign volunteers and candidates. The Central New York Political Leadership Institute (PLI) is designed for anyone interested in learning more about or participating in the local election and campaign process in the community. During its eight-year history, dozens of PLI graduates have run for office, are active in the community and hold offices in Central New York. A joint project between Leadership Greater Syracuse and CenterState CEO, PLI is a nuts-and-bolts, non-partisan “how-to” approach to getting involved in a campaign and/or running for office. The eight-session series covers the following topics at weekly evening sessions:

February 7: Program Overview

February 15: Being on a Team/Team Building

February 21: Fundraising and Campaign Finance

February 28: Getting on the Ballot

March 7: Messaging

March 14: Media/Social Media

March 21: GOTV (Get Out the Vote)

March 28: Wrap Up Celebration and Reunion

The cost for the program including all materials and meals is $125.

There is a free informational session 5:30 to 7 p.m. with the program starting at 6 p.m. on January 24 at Dominick’s Restaurant’s private banquet facility, next to 1370 Burnet Ave. To make reservations for this session or to register for the program, contact Leadership Greater Syracuse at 315-422-5471 or visit www.cnypolitics.org.