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Interactive Event Will Discuss Pressing Business and Community Issues

By WCA February 11, 2021

White Plains, N.Y. (February 11, 2021) – The Westchester County Association (WCA), and Nonprofit Westchester (NPW), are hosting a free virtual event, An Open Conversation with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, on February 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST. This event will discuss the most pressing issues impacting regional businesses and nonprofits and will include an audience Q&A.

Topics that will be addressed in this event include:
• COVID relief and the rest of Senator Schumer’s 2021 legislative agenda
• Economic development priorities in the lower Hudson Valley
• The importance of nonprofits to the regional economy
• The challenges of legislating in the current political environment

“Chuck Schumer is New York’s first ever Senate Majority Leader. We are excited that he will join us to talk about his plans and how they will impact Westchester. Jan Fisher and I will discuss with Senator Schumer upcoming legislation and how to further our regional economy,” said Michael Romita, CEO and President of Westchester County Association. “The work of our nonprofits is vital to the success of our business community. As such, we are thrilled to come together with Nonprofit Westchester for this indepth conversation.”

Last year, the WCA launched a series of advocacy and action initiatives designed to drive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to foster long-term growth. The initiatives are outlined in Toward A Stronger Future, a newly released report from the WCA’s Post Pandemic Working Group (PPWG), which is a select committee of business, nonprofit, and education and government leaders who are working collaboratively to support the recovery and long-term prosperity of the region.

“In partnership with the Westchester County Association, NPW is proud to welcome U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to Westchester,” stated Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Nonprofit Westchester. “At this critical time in our county’s and nation’s history, it is important that all sectors work together to address the devastating impact of COVID-19. Collaboration will fortify our economy and strengthen the emotional, physical and financial well-being of our residents. This forum will be a special opportunity for the nonprofit, business and government sectors to come together to work toward recovery and renewal.”

An Open Conversation with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will be taking place via Zoom. Those interested can register through the link here. Questions can be sent in advance to

About Westchester County Association
The Westchester County Association is the preeminent professional leadership organization serving Westchester County and the region. The Association is committed to smart growth, economic vitality, and to providing a strong and clear voice for the collaborative interests of business and nonprofits. Its key objectives are to promote positive economic development in the region, foster business development, and provide its members with access to key public and private sector individuals, agencies, and organizations. For more information about the Westchester County Association, visit

About Nonprofit Westchester
Nonprofit Westchester (NPW) is Westchester’s only membership organization dedicated solely to advancing and advocating for the needs and interests of the county’s nonprofit sector, the people and communities they serve, and the nonprofit workforce. Representing more than 200 nonprofit organizations and business members, the mission of NPW is to strengthen the visibility, capacity and impact of the nonprofit sector in Westchester. For more information, visit

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