November 2021 Meeting Highlights:

 Shop Local – December is ‘Shop Local Month’ in Rensselaer County. More than ever during this year’s pandemic it is important to support our local vendors. We encourage everyone to shop local and keep the sales revenue in Rensselaer County. Not only will this prevent any necessary tax increases, it will help local businesses to remain afloat. A win win for all! Happy Shopping!

Employment & Training – An agreement to provide employment and training services to eligible, low income youth, through the ARC of Rensselaer County, the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) and the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area was renewed and approved by the Legislature. This 100% federally funded program offers academic and occupational skill training, leadership development and community service learning, as well as summer employment for disadvantaged, disconnected youth and those with intellectual disabilities.

Youth: “Coats for Kids Campaign” – Once again the annual Golf Fundraiser at the Troy Country Club was a great success and raised $ 20,000, a new record! The legislature passed a resolution to purchase 1000 coats, which will be distributed through several agencies to needy children.

Legislator Gary Pavlic – The Legislature honored the passing of our friend and former fellow colleague Gary Pavlic. Family and friends gathered in the legislative chambers to honor Gary’s life of dedication and service. Gary served on the legislature for five years and will be remembered for his devotion to his family and friends, and his commitment to the residents of Troy.

NEXT MEETINGTuesday, December 14, 2021 in the Rensselaer County Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy.

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