2018 Smart Management for Small Communities Conference


Smart Management for Small Communities:
Practical Resources for Governance

Download presentations from this event here.

A Conference for Local Leaders
April 24-26, 2018
Minnowbrook Conference Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Online registration is now closed. If you are interested in attending and would still like to register, contact Kathy Forrest at (315)443-1131 to check for remaining available space at the conference.
Registration Deadline: April 9th
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About the Conference: 
We invite you to join the SU-EFC for our annual Local Leaders Conference to be held once again at the beautiful Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake, NY. The purpose of this conference is to provide rural leaders in NYS the opportunity to develop leadership skills and discuss local governance needs, all while networking with technical assistance providers and state and federal funding agency representatives. This event is part of EFC’s Public Management Finance Program (PMFP).

This Year’s Topics:

  • Funding and Financing Roundtable, Program Updates and one-on-one discussion with state and federal agencies, including NYS EFC, USDA RD, NYS DOS, NYS HCR, NYS DOH;
  • Root Cause Analysis – a method for solving complex problems;
  • Funding Water Infrastructure and Resiliency;
  • Materials Management: Legislation and Regulation;
  • Solar Technical Assistance for Local Governments;
  • Protecting Water Quality: Lake George Case Study;
  • Connecting NY Communities Through Mapping;
  • And much more!

All-Inclusive Pricing: Each price includes lodging for two nights, all meals, and programming. We value this conference at $1200.

Registration Rates:
– Local Municipalities: $325
– Non-Profit/Regional-Federal Government Agencies: $385
– For-Profit Organizations: $585

About the Venue: This unique retreat owned and operated by Syracuse University is a multiple building complex designed in rustic charm with modern amenities. Located on sparkling Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Minnowbrook is designed in the lavish, grand-lodge style of the nineteenth century. Learn More

Who | Supervisors and mayors, council/board members, town clerks and managers, DPW staff, town planners, engineers, and other interested community leaders are invited to attend.

About SU-EFC | The SU-EFC facilitates the development of sustainable and resilient communities throughout US EPA Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and eight tribal nations).

Contact |  Please contact Kathy Forrest at kpforres@syr.edu for payment and lodging questions or if you have dietary restrictions or room sharing requests. Please contact Meredith Perreault at maperrea@syr.edu for program questions.