New York State Governmental Affairs Conference
Make an impact at State GAC.
April 28-30, 2014
Join your fellow advocates from across New York for three days of networking, learning and personal meetings with our state lawmakers! This year’s agenda is bigger and better than ever, with a general session, breakout sessions, national speakers and the presentation of our state-level Credit Union Recognition Awards.
Featured Speaker: Former U.S. Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato
Former Senator Alfonse "Al" M. D'Amato had a distinguished 18-year career representing New York in the U.S. Senate, where he served as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. During his time in Washington, Senator D'Amato was a powerful ally for New York credit unions.
Respected nationally as an expert in the legislative and political process, Senator D'Amato maintains close relationships with members of Congress and is regularly called upon for advice and counsel. He is also a noted commentator on the Fox News Channel, NY1 and Bloomberg Radio.
Senator D'Amato will address State GAC attendees during Tuesday morning's general session. Additional details coming soon!
First attendee: $89
Each additional attendee from the same credit union: $69 each
Young Professionals Track – Tuesday only: $59
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY, at a cost of $162 single/double per night. Reservations can be made online using the code “1CREDI,” or by calling central reservations at (866) 691-1183. The block of rooms will be held until Friday, March 28, 2014.
General Session will be held at Taste (45 Beaver St., Albany).
Empire Club Dinner: Location TBD (By invitation only. For more information on the Empire Club, please contact Michelle Haag at (800) 342-9835, ext. 8207.)
General Session, Education Sessions and Young Professionals Track Sessions will all be held at Taste (45 Beaver St., Albany).
The Legislator Reception will be held at University Club of Albany (141 Washington Ave., Albany).
Legislator visits will be held at the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building (198 State St., Albany). To participate, complete the Hill Meeting Request Form.
For more details, view the full State GAC Agenda.
For more details, view the full State GAC YP Agenda.
What your peers have to say about this event:
"It's important to get in touch with our lawmakers and find out what's important to them and what's on their minds with respect to credit unions." - Randy Martin, Dannemora FCU
"Meeting with our legislators allows us to tell them what we're doing and what we're feeling back home. If there is something we think needs to happen for our members, we want to make sure it happens. If you want to make a difference and make a change, you have to be involved." - Barry Stillwell, Canandaigua FCU
A refund of the amount paid, less an $80 administrative fee per registrant, will be given for all cancellations submitted via fax to (518) 782-4266 five business days prior to the start of the session. No refunds will be granted if the cancellation is received after that time frame. Substitutes will be accepted anytime prior to the start of the program at no additional cost. Simply fax an updated registration form, listing the new participant and who they will be replacing.