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February 17 – Association of Towns 2020 Annual Meeting & Training School

State and Federal Funding, Financing, and Resources for Municipal Infrastructure Roundtable Discussion

When: February 17th, 2020

Location: New York Marriott Marquis, New York City

What: The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center and government experts presented information about funding and financing for municipal infrastructure.

Who: Municipal Supervisors and Mayors, Council/Board Members, Town Clerks and Managers, DPW Staff, Town Planners, Engineers, and other interested community leaders were invited to attend.

Presentations:

https://efc.syr.edu/resources/presentations/

POSTPONED: March 24 – Protecting Water Quality in the Kettle Lakes Watershed and Beyond

When: Postponed until further notice. Stay tuned as our team works to reschedule this event later in the year.


What: Learn what others are doing to solve water quality challenges so you can become a part of the solution too.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Dinner will be provided.

Who: Farmers and landowners, lakeshore residents, business owners, anglers, village and town officials, staff and residents, and everyone else who enjoys the Kettle Lakes.

This workshop may count for municipal training credits, such as for planning board members. Please check with your local municipality. Certificates of participation will be provided to all attendees.

Agenda:

5:30pm Welcome
5:50pm Kettle Lakes Watershed Planning
6:10pm Priority Water Quality Practices and Q&A
6:30pm Dinner
6:55pm Case Study: Tully Lake Shorescaping
7:05pm Case Study: Agricultural Soil Health Practices
7:15pm Conservation Assistance

Click the images below to begin learning about buffer systems.

Contact: Contact Jes Eckerlin at jeschn01@syr.edu or 315-350-8534 with registration or program questions.

POSTPONED: March 19 – Engineers Roundtable: Strong Applications to Fund Municipal Water Infrastructure

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 This webinar and event will be rescheduled at a later time. If you would like to be added to our email list, please contact Meredith (maperrea[at]syr.edu) or Jes (jeschn01[at]syr.edu)

Canceled: Thursday, March 19th 2020, 10am-12pm

What: Due to new Syracuse University policy, the Thursday, March 19, 2020 in-person Engineers Roundtable in Syracuse, NY has been canceled.  

Who: Project managers and grant writers from engineering firms consulting with local governments, municipal town planners, engineers, and water infrastructure managers.

Agenda:
10:00am Welcome and introductions
10:05am An Insider’s Perspective to Developing a Preliminary Engineering Report
11:00am The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Environmental Quality (SEQR) Reviews – Are You Doing Them Right?
12:00pm Webinar Adjourns

Webinar Speakers:

  • Anni Balbian • Assistant Engineer, Bureau of Water Supply Protection • NYS Department of Health
  • John T. Helgren, P. E. • State Engineer/State Environmental Coordinator • US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
  • Ken Kosinski, P.E. • Professional Engineer II, Division of Water• NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Scott LaMountain • Senior Community Developer for Economic Development, Office of Community Renewal • NYS Homes & Community Renewal
  • Liz Ricci, P.E. • Environmental Project Engineer III • Program Manager, Western Projects • NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation
  • Brenda Smith • Community Programs Director • US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
  • Heather Spitzberg, Esq. CFM • Director, Environmental Analysis Unit • NYS Homes & Community Renewal
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Contact: Contact Jes Eckerlin at jeschn01@syr.edu or 315-350-8534 with registration or program questions.

Nov. 21 – Stream Buffer Workshop

When: November 21st 2019, 5-8pm

Location: Tompkins Center for History and Culture; 110 Tioga Street on the Commons in Ithaca

What: This lively event will provide municipal officials, board members, conservationists and others interested in protecting streams and wetlands with tools that improve water quality, and reduce flooding and property loss in a changing climate. Light dinner will be provided.

Agenda

5:00-5:30 Riparian Buffers 101: Why are buffers important and how are they vulnerable? Lydia Brinkley, Upper Susquehanna Coalition
5:30-6:00 Ordinances/Site Review: Tips and tools to protect buffers at the municipal level. Scott Doyle, Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability
6:00-6:15 Dinner
6:15-6:35 Watershed Planning: Ways to identify and prioritize stream buffers in need of improvement. Kristen Hychka, NYS Water Resources Institute
6:35-7:00 Project Implementation: How to implement a stream/buffer restoration projects and funding options available. Lydia Brinkley
7:00-7:30 Case Studies: Lessons learned from stream restoration projects in Tompkins County. Angel Hinickle, Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District; Scott Doyle, and Lydia Brinkley
7:30-8:00 Q&A

Click here for more information and registration.

Sept. 19 – NYCOM Fall Conference in Saratoga Springs

State and Federal Funding, Financing, and Resources for Municipal Infrastructure Roundtable Discussion

When: September 19th, 2019

Location: Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

What: The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center and government experts presented information about funding and financing for municipal infrastructure.

Who: Municipal Supervisors and Mayors, Council/Board Members, Town Clerks and Managers, DPW Staff, Town Planners, Engineers, and other interested community leaders were invited to attend.

Presentations:

Click here for a database of presentations at previous SU-EFC events.

Nov. 6 – State and Federal Funding, Financing, and Resources for Municipal Infrastructure Roundtable Discussion

State and Federal Funding, Financing, and Resources for Municipal Infrastructure Roundtable

Registration: Registration is now closed for this event, which is at capacity.
Lunch is provided and there is no cost to registrants.

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:30am-2:00pm.
Where: Center For Discovery: The Michael Ritchie Big Barn for Environmental Health and Education
103 Mitteer Road, Hurleyville, NY 12747
What: The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center will host state, regional, and federal agency representatives to provide information about the funding process for municipal infrastructure. This roundtable features updates on grant and loan programs, opportunities for co-funding, and the chance to meet with funders.
Who: Municipal supervisors and mayors, council/board members, town clerks and managers, DPW staff, town planners, engineers, and other interested community leaders are invited to attend!

Agenda:

9:30AM          Registration and coffee
10:00AM        Introductions
10:15AM         Funding Roundtable
12:15PM          Lunch
12:30PM         Presentation:  Representative from the Center for Discovery
1:00PM           Small group discussions with funding agencies
2:00PM           Adjourn

Moderator: Khris Dodson, Associate Director, Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center | View Presentation

Roundtable participants:

  • Brenda Smith • Community Programs Director • US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development | View Presentation
  • Leila Mitchell • Environmental Program Specialist II, Division of Water • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation | View Presentation
  • Anni Balbian  • Assistant Engineer, Bureau of Water Supply Protection • NYS Department of Health | View Presentation
  • Jennifer Sunkes  • Manager, Public Finance • NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation | View Presentation
  • John Demarest  • Program Manager, Division of Local Government Services • NYS Department of State |View Presentation
  • Charles Philion • Program Director, Office of Community Renewal • NYS Homes & Community Renewal | View Presentation
  • Candace Balmer • State Lead • RCAP Solutions | View Presentation
  • Patricia Pomeroy • Executive Director • Hudson Valley Regional Council | View Presentation

Contact: Contact Jes Eckerlin at jeschn01@syr.edu or 315-350-8534 with registration or program questions.

The New York Rural Water Association’s 40th Annual Technical Conference: Funding, Financing and Resources for Municipal Infrastructure Roundtable

Funding, Financing, and Resources for Municipal Infrastructure Roundtable

SU-EFC will be hosting a funding roundtable at the New York Rural Water Association’s 40th Annual Technical Training Workshop and Exhibition. Join us to learn more about funding opportunities and other resources!

When: May 22, 2019, 10am-12pm

Speakers: Charles Philion (NYS Homes and Community Renewal),  Audra Nowosielski (NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation), Brenda Smith (USDA Rural Development), Scott Alderman (NYS Department of Health), Christopher Grant (NYS Department of State), Leila Mitchell (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation). Facilitated by Meredith Perreault (SU-EFC).

New York Rural Water Association’s 40th Annual Technical Training Workshop and Exhibition
May 20-22, 2019
The Turning Stone Resort
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478
Conference Agenda

Register here: https://www.nyruralwater.org/conference
Registration deadline: May 2, 2019

April 2-3, 2019 – Local Leaders Conference

Local Leaders Conference

When: April 2-3, 2019

Location: Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, NY

What: The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center and government experts presented information about funding and financing for municipal infrastructure. The conference provide rural leaders in New York State the opportunity to discuss local governance needs and develop leadership skills while networking with technical assistance providers and state and federal funding agency representatives.

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.

Presentations:

https://efc.syr.edu/resources/presentations/

February 19 – Association of Towns 2019 Annual Meeting & Training School

State and Federal Funding, Financing, and Resources for Municipal Infrastructure Roundtable Discussion

When: February 19th, 2019

Location: New York Marriott Marquis, New York City

What: The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center and government experts presented information about funding and financing for municipal infrastructure.

Who: Municipal Supervisors and Mayors, Council/Board Members, Town Clerks and Managers, DPW Staff, Town Planners, Engineers, and other interested community leaders were invited to attend.

Presentations:

https://efc.syr.edu/resources/presentations/