From the President
Governor Presents State of the State
Senate Leadership Announced
2009 Advocacy Day
2009 Scholarship Program
Extreme Cold Weather Tips
2008-09 Membership Directory
SBGA Committees in Action
Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
2009 Conference Planning
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A Message from the President
Happy New Year! As I’ve mentioned over the past few months, we’re all facing difficult economic times. Governor Paterson gave his State of the State Address earlier this month, and discussed a number of items directly related to education. Be sure to read Jim Carr’s summary below. And remember, now more than ever before, is a critical time to be a part of our state Association.
SBGA continues to develop programs and materials that will help you perform your job to the very best of your ability. Throughout 2009 we’ll be providing the tools necessary to surviving rising costs and shrinking budgets. I urge you to remain active both on the state and local chapter level – your job depends on it.
We have a number of events coming up, and I encourage you to participate in any you can. Our first event is the Energy Webinar scheduled for Tuesday, February 10. Click here for more information.
March will be a critical month for SBGA and our members. We have our Advocacy Day on Monday the 16th, shortly followed by our School Facilities Management Summit: Tools You Need to Survive this Economic Crisis on Thursday, March 26. Both of these events will take place in Albany, and will prove to be invaluable for anyone in the school facilities management profession.
In these difficult times, we continue to offer a number of membership benefits. The 2009 Fred Hack Memorial Scholarship program is underway. If you have a high school senior at home, please consider taking advantage of this exclusive opportunity. For a complete list of our member benefits, visit the website.
Again, I urge you to participate in your local chapter events. Reach out to your colleagues for assistance, advice and camaraderie. It is at times like this that it is critical to be a part of a statewide organization.
Joseph Hammond, CDF