September 10, 2009 – A Regional Community and Economic Development Partnership, Rod Howe & Lois Kang

Speaker(s):
Rod Howe (Executive Director, Community and Rural Development Institute and Assistant Director, Community and Economic Vitality, Cornell Cooperative Extension) and Lois Kang (Regional Community Development Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension, Chemung County)

Description:
This Community-University Partnership includes a focus on community capacity building, regional economic development, and community support for entrepreneurship.  The presenters, after providing an overview, look forward to a discussion around a few inherent challenges and opportunities

PowerPoint: 
“A Regional Community and Economic Development Partnership”

Location:
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce

Present:
Speakers - Rod Howe, Lois Kang
Attendees - Barbara Drago (SUNY) by phone, Brian Hutzley (SUNY Delhi), Christian Harris (DoL), David Rogers (SUNY Morrisville), Debra Morello (Broome Community College), Garry VanGorder (Cortland County Business Development Corporation/IDA), Glenda Roberts (SUNY Delhi), Janet Hertzog (Broome Community College), Jean McPheeters (Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce), Jeanne Eschbach (Corning Community College), Jeremy Bowker (Binghamton University), John Gutenberger (Cornell University), John Hayek (Southern Tier Opportunities Coalition (STOC), Julia Mattick (Tompkins County WIB), Kathleen Burke (SUNY Cortland), Kevin Price (Chenango-Delaware-Otsego WIB), Mark Vaughn (Corning Incorporated), Marsha Cornelius (SUNY Morrisville: Norwich Campus), Martha Hubbard (TC3.biz), Rebecca Ducsik (Broome-Tioga Workforce NY), Robin Eccleston (Southern Tier Association of Human Resources (STAHR), Robin Sandwick (Cortland Works Career Center), Scott Bowen (Binghamton University), Sean Lukasik (Pipeline 4 Progress), Susan Greener (TC3.biz), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Thomas Sinclair (Binghamton University), Tim Grippen (DoL), Tim Philips (SUNY Cortland)

Reports/Discussion: 

  • T. Kowalik opened the meeting by providing an overview of the agenda and asking individuals attending the meeting to introduce themselves.
  • Rod Howe (Executive Director, Community and Rural Development Institute and Assistant Director, Community and Economic Vitality, Cornell Cooperative Extension) and Lois Kang (Regional Community Development Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension, Chemung County) gave a presentation titled, “A Regional Community and Economic Development Partnership”.
  • John Hayek (Executive Director, of the Southern Tier Opportunities Coalition) gave a brief overview describing his Coalition, its purpose and examples of recent projects.
  • T. Kowalik asked members of this group to contribute ideas and suggestions for a document responding to the Governor’s task force on diversifying the New York State economy through industry — higher education partnership.  Members of the group agreed to review a draft document. T. Kowalik will submit to everyone and they will add their ideas to the document. After adding their suggestions, members will return the document to T. Kowalik for compiling everyone’s responses and drafting a final document to be sent to the task force.  T. Kowalik will prepare the final draft and submit that for final review to members of the cooperative.  After vetting has taken place, T. Kowalik will prepare the final document and submit it to the task force.

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Binghamton University Downtown Center