At a packed WCA “Report from Washington” event held on March 6, Westchester’s Congressional delegation collectively conveyed trepidation about potential fallout from President Trump’s political agenda, but expressed hope for both parties to move ahead together to solve pressing issues. Among those issues that impact the business community: healthcare, immigration, and infrastructure. Moderated by WCBS News 880 reporter Alex Silverman, the panel discussion featured US Representatives Nita Lowey, Eliot Engel, and Sean Patrick Maloney...
The gloves were off at the WCA’s annual Breakfast with the County Executive when Westchester County Executive Rob Astorio took on what he described as the “fake news coming out of Albany.” But all was not contentious; the Smart Growth panel that followed Astorino’s State-of-the-County address, projected an optimistic picture of growth for Westchester in 2017. Here are the highlights:
The Westchester County Association will honor several outstanding members of the Westchester business and civic community at its Fall Leadership Dinner on November 17. The dinner, “Celebrating Leaders in Smart Growth, Innovation, and Talent,” will spotlight the following individuals for their contributions to the community, passionate leadership, creativity, and impact:
Bill Mooney, President and CEO of the Westchester County Association (WCA), announced today that Blair Levin, Executive Director of Gig.U: The Next Generation Network Innovation Project and a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, has joined the WCA’s Blueprint for Smart Growth team as a volunteer advisor to the WCA’s Gigabit Broadband initiative, which was announced on October 6th at a press conference. Levin served in the Obama administration where, from 2009-2010, he oversaw the development of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan. Levin also served in the Clinton administration as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the FCC.
The Westchester County Association announced that it was launching a public-private partnership to spearhead Smart Growth initiatives in Westchester County to bring gigabit broadband, new business, and innovation to Westchester’s four largest cities. The cities – Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers – are to sign a Smart City ComPACT shortly and, as a first step, work with the WCA to bring to the cities gigabit broadband to every household, business, healthcare, and educational organization in the next three to five years.