UPCOMING AND RECORDED WEBINARS

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

Racial Equity in Local Government in conjunction with the National League of Cities' Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Program: The National League of Cities' Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) department offers tools and resources designed to help local elected leaders build safe places where people from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds thrive socially, economically, academically and physically. Working in conjunction with NYCOM and the other state municipal leagues in the northeast, REAL is presenting this complimentary two-part webinar series on racial equity in local government.

REAL 100: NORMALIZING RACIAL EQUITY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT | June 21, 2021 (3:30 - 5:00 p.m.) | REGISTER HERE
This webinar is part of REAL’s 100 series that focuses on normalizing a shared understanding on the history of institutional and structural racism in America. The content provides leaders with a shared language for racial equity; examines existing racial disparities in cities and villages and the implication for advancing racial equity; and introduces important concepts and tools for organizing and operationalizing racial equity.

REAL 200/300: ORGANIZING AND OPERATIONALIZING RACIAL EQUITY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT | June 28, 2021 (3:30 - 5:00 p.m.) | REGISTER HERE
This webinar focuses on providing an introduction on how to organize and operationalize for racial equity. It reviews the topical issues identified in the REAL 100 webinar. Attendees will learn racial equity tools and concepts that can be applied to determine an approach for advancing racial equity in their city or village – including learning the basic principles of how to develop a racial equity plan.


ADOPTING LOCAL LAWS AND CONDUCTING REFERENDA | June 24, 2021 (10:00 - 11:15 a.m.) | REGISTER HERE
A local law is the highest form of legislation a city or village may adopt, and you have extensive authority under the Municipal Home Rule Law to adopt local legislation relating to the government, protection, order, conduct, safety, health, and wellbeing of persons or property within your municipal boundaries. This session will provide an overview of how cities and villages establish policy by adopting local laws and the different types of local legislative acts that municipalities may enact. This presentation will provide the step-by-step process for adopting local laws and also highlight the referendum process, particularly in the context of potentially opting out of the retail sales of cannabis in your municipality.
SPEAKER: Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel


RECORDED WEBINARS:
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PUBLIC SAFETY

  • The Police Reform Collaborative Process: Making It Work for Your Community (recorded 11-12-20) | Panelists: Governor's Office Representatives: Jeremy Shockett, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Chatodd Floyd, Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy, Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo; City of Albany Representatives: Kathy Sheehan, Mayor of Albany, Eric Hawkins, City of Albany Police Chief; City of Poughkeepsie Representatives: Rob Rolison, Mayor of Poughkeepsie, Thomas Pape, City of Poughkeepsie Police Chief, and Richard Wilson, City of Poughkeepsie Police Operations Captain
  • New York's Criminal Justice Reforms and Amendments: Understanding the New Criminal Proceeding Discovery Requirements | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel and Howard E. Colton, Village Attorney, Village of Freeport

PUBLIC EMERGENCIES

  • What Every Public Employer Needs to Know About COVID Vaccines and the Workplace (recorded 1-22-21) | Speaker: Adam P. Mastroleo, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
  • Developing a Pandemic Operations Plan (recorded 10-27-20) | Speakers: Timothy Riecker, Partner and Principal Consultant, Emergency Preparedness Solutions, LLC and John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel
  • Holiday Travel Alert: What You Need to Know BEFORE You Leave! (recorded 11-10-20) | Speaker: John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel
  • Accessing Federal Funding from FEMA (recorded 7-29-20) | Presenters: Robert T. Kennedy, Mayor of the Village of Freeport and NYCOM President; J. Andrew Martin, CFM, Public Assistance Section Chief, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services; Janet Plarr, Village Administrator, Village of Blasdell; and Donna Lyudmer, Village of Saltaire
  • Reopening Local Governments: What Local Officials Need to Know About the Lifting of the State's PAUSE Orders (recorded 6-10-20) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel and John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel
  • Enforcing the Governor's COVID Executive Orders & the Procedure for Issuing Local COVID-Related Emergency Orders (recorded 4-15-20) | Speaker: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel
  • Conducting Meetings and Public Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic (recorded 4-10-20) | Speaker: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION

  • Conducting Elections During a Pandemic: Guidance And Lessons Learned | (recorded 5-27-21) Speaker: Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
  • Emerging From the Pandemic Restrictions: Planning for a Rapidly Changing Future | (recorded 5-20-21)Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel; John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel; and Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
  • The Grants Train is at the Station: Get Ready for the Ride Ahead! | (recorded 5-6-21) | Speaker: Jim Thatcher, Manager, Community Development, C.T. Male Associates
  • New York’s Marijuana Legalization: What Does it Mean for Local Governments? | (recorded 4-15-21) | Presenters: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel; John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel; Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
  • Conducting Elections During a Pandemic: Guidance and Lessons Learned (recorded 3-5-21) | Speaker: Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
  • NYS-CDBG Funding is Back! What You Need to Know to Submit a Successful Application (recorded 1-27-21) | Speaker: Jim Thatcher, Manager, Community Development, C.T. Male Associates
  • NYCOM's 2021 Village Elections  (recorded 1-14-21) | Speaker: Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
  • Roles and Responsibilities for City and Village Officials (recorded 1-13-21) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel; John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel; and Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
  • Conducting Meetings and Hearings During the Pandemic (recorded 12-8-20) | Speaker: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM Counsel
  • Public Access to Police Disciplinary Records: Understanding the Repeal of Civil Rights Law § 50-a and How to Handle FOIL Requests for Copies of Police Officer Disciplinary Records (recorded 6-24-20) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel and John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel
  • 2021 Village Elections
    • Part I (recoded 11-17-20) | Speaker: Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
    • Part II (recorded 11-19-20) | Speaker: Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
  • Understanding Village Government and Your Place In It (recorded 10-29-20) | Speaker: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel

PLANNING AND ZONING (CLE)

  • Solar Panels, Large Scale Energy Generation Siting, and Local Zoning (recorded 12-17-20) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel and Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
  • Cell Towers and Wireless Regulations and a Case Law Update (recorded 12-15-20) | Speakers: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel and Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
  • Lawyers and Ethics for ZBAs and Planning Boards (recorded 12-10-20) | Speaker: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM General Counsel
  • Conducting Meetings and Hearings During the Pandemic (recorded 12-8-20) | Speaker: Wade Beltramo, NYCOM Counsel