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WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION


The Westchester County Association is the most influential group of businesses and nonprofit organizations in the lower Hudson Valley. In addition to fostering strong connections, we advocate for and advance issues and programs that cultivate a robust economic environment for our members and the community at large. By helping to improve the underlying economic firmament, our members grow stronger and more prosperous. Whether it’s our clear and powerful voice for business advocacy, or our various program initiatives in areas such healthcare and biotech, real estate, and workforce development, we focus on tangible results and real-world impact. The WCA gets things done.

M I C H A E L N . R O M I TA PRESIDENT & CEO W E S T C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N


Being pa rt of the WCA i s m y w a y o f gi v i ng ba c k a nd i t i s a n i nt e gra l pa rt of my compa ny ’s c o nt i nu e d s u c c e s s . We l e a d t he w a y o n s o m a ny importa nt community a nd bu s i ne s s i s s u e s . O v e r a d e c a d e a go , w e l e d t he wa y in the hea lthca re de b at e i n re s p o ns e t o t he c ha l l e nge s o u r he a lt hc a re prov ider s were fa cing. We pro v i de d v i s i o n f o r t he t ra ns f o rm at i o n o f t he I-287 corridor eight y e a rs a go — f ro m t he P l at i nu m Mi l e t o t he Me di c a l Mi l e — a nd now much-neede d m u lt i - f a m i l y ho u s i ng f o r t he c o m m u ni t y. We’v e ha d one of the b e s t w o rkf o rc e de v e l o p m e nt p ro gra m s i n t he countr y — a s rated by the f e de ra l go v e rnm e nt — w he re w e t ra i ne d a nd pl a ced mor e tha n 40 0 c a ndi dat e s i nt o ne w j o b s .

W I L L I A M P. H A R R I N G T O N , E S Q . M A N A G I N G P A R T N E R , B L E A K L E Y, P L A T T & S C H M I D T CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS W E S T C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N

T he WCA b ri ngs c o m m u ni t y a nd bu s i ne s s l e a d e rs t o ge t he r t o f o cu s o n t he issu e s t hat a re i m p o rt a nt t o t he c o nt i nu e d gro w t h a nd s tr e n g th o f W estchest e r Co u nt y a nd t he re gi o n. A nd , a s m e m b e rs , w e re a l l y ta ke th at to hea rt. It t ru l y i s a b o u t pu rs u i ng t he gre at e r go o d f o r o u r c o m m u n i ty.

SUSAN FOX P R E S I D E N T & C E O, W H I T E P L A I N S H O S P I TA L VICE CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS W E S T C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N


Westchester County Association Drives Economic Development and Advocacy in Westchester and the Hudson Valley Region ADVOCATING for our Members PROMOTING Community Engagement ADVANCING Smart Growth Policies STIMULATING New Business DEVELOPING Strong Connections CONVENING Thought Leaders and Stakeholders

Th e WCA h as brought a bout unity by foste ri ng c ollaborat i on among some of the best mind s i n West ch est er County a nd the sur rounding a re a t o r i se t o t h e c h all eng es a nd the needs of ou r re gi o n.

JOE SIMONE PRESIDENT & CEO SIMONE DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES

W E S T C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N


PROPERTY TAX REFORM • LAND USE REGULATIONS • AFFORDABLE HOUSING • HEALTHCARE REFORM • MODERN DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE • SUSTAINABLE TALENT ECOSYSTEM • PREVAILING WAGE • SEQRA REFORM • FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE • PROPERTY TAX REFORM • LAND USE REGULATIONS • AFFORDABLE HOUSING • HEALTHCARE

Advocating

REFORM • MODERN DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE • SUSTAINABLE TALENT ECOSYSTEM • PREVAILING WAGE • SEQRA

REFORM • FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE • PROPERTY TAX REFORM • LAND USE REGULATIONS • AFFORDABLE HOUSING • HEALTHCARE REFORM • MODERN DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE • SUSTAINABLE TALENT ECOSYSTEM • PREVAILING WAGE • SEQRA REFORM • FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE • PROPERTY TAX REFORM

LAND USE REGULATIONS • AFFORDABLE

H O U S I N G • H E A LT H C A R E R E F O R M • M O D E R N D I G I TA L I N F R A S T R U C T U R E • S U S TA I N A B L E TA L E N T E C O S Y S T E M

D I R E C T LY F O R A N D O N B E H A L F OF OUR MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

W E S T C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N


With a long history as a trusted and respected leader in advocacy, the WCA identifies and addresses the issues and challenges that are important to our members. We work with federal, state, municipal, business  and non-profit leaders to advance initiatives in the  best interest of our community. THESE INCLUDE ADVOCACY EFFORTS TO: • Address the rising costs of healthcare while fostering a robust regional healthcare delivery system • Streamline and reform government • Reform property tax laws • Increase housing options for our increasingly diverse workforce • Create innovative solutions to our regional workforce challenges • Modernize our digital infrastructure and narrow the digital divide

As a l ong time m e m be r a nd s u ppo rt e r o f t he We s t c he s t e r Co u nt y A s so ci ati o n , AT &T is pro u d t o w o rk w i t h t hi s c o m m i t t e d a nd t ho u ght f u l o rg a n i z ati o n t o a dv a nce t he p re s s i ng t e c hno l o gy a nd c o m m u ni c at i o ns i s s u e s . W  CA is a strong a dv o c at e f o r w i re l e s s t e c hno l o gy, w o rki ng c l o s e l y w i t h A  T &T a n d other tel ecom c o m pa ni e s t o s ho w c a s e t he e c o no m i c d e v e l o pm e nt b  e n e f i ts o f 5 G f o r b u s i ne s s , pu b l i c s af e t y, he a lt hc a re a nd ci ti z e n s .

ROBIN WHITE DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS F O R N E W YO R K C I T Y A N D W E S T C H E S T E R , AT & T


POLICY PLAYBOOK • GIGABIT WESTCHESTER • FIVE-POINT HEALTHCARE PLAN • CALL TO ACTION CAMPAIGN • JOBS WAITING • NYERS FOR 5G • RECRUIT WESTCHESTER • CITY SHOWCASES • EMPLOYER RESOURCE GUIDE • BLUEPRINT FOR WESTCHESTER • ACCELERATOR NETWORK • PROPERTY TAX COMMISSION REPORT • POLICY PLAYBOOK • GIGABIT

Advancing

WESTCHESTER • FIVE-POINT HEALTHCARE PLAN • CALL TO ACTION CAMPAIGN • JOBS WAITING • NYERS FOR 5G •

REC R U I T W E S T C H E S T E R • C I T Y S H O W C A S E S •   E M P L O Y E R R E S O U R C E G U I D E •   B L U E P R I N T F O R W E S T C H E S T E R •  ACCELERATOR NETWORK • PROPERTY TAX COMMISSION REPORT • POLICY PLAYBOOK • GIGABIT WESTCHESTER FIVEPOINT HEALTHCARE PLAN • CALL TO ACTION CAMPAIGN • JOBS WAITING • NYERS FOR 5G • RECRUIT WESTCHESTER • CITY SHOWCASES • EMPLOYER RESOURCE GUIDE • BLUEPRINT FOR WESTCHESTER • ACCELERATOR NETWORK • PROPERTY

SMART ECONOMIC GROWTH P O L I C I E S A N D I N I T I AT I V E S

W E S T C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N


HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES: With the leadership from world-renowned healthcare systems, physician practices, and

For over 70 years, WCA has been ahead of the curve on economic trends and convening the most influential leaders to advance proactive policies and initiatives that foster economic vitality in the region.

businesses, WCA advocates for governmental policies that protect and strengthen the foundation of our healthcare ecosystem. WCA develops critical policy recommendations to help reduce the cost of healthcare in our region. In addition, WCA brands Westchester and the region as a hub of excellence in life science innovation from biotech start-ups to global biotech giants.

REAL ESTATE & HOUSING: WCA is at the forefront of creating the environment for smart planning and development; working with communities to fill regional housing needs with a specific emphasis on downtowns and near mass transit; and developing recommendations and initiatives to stimulate new business growth, including upgrading our infrastructure, streamlining our government regulations, and modernizing our transportation network.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: WCA works with key regional stakeholders to create a sustainable talent ecosystem that efficiently and effectively matches qualified candidates with unfilled jobs. This collaborative effort brings in experts from training providers, employers, and colleges and universities, and promotes best practices that help organizations to improve their recruitment and retention results.

DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY: WCA advocates for access to high quality and reliable fiber broadband and 5G as an essential foundation to advance innovation and smart growth in our region including: advancing telemedicine, supporting a growing remote workforce, creating more connected cities for municipal efficiencies and tax-payer savings, and enhancing our world-class education system.


DEVELOPERS & BROKERS • BANKING & FINANCE • HOSPITALS & PHYSICIANS • ENERGY • TECHNOLOGY • MUNICIPALITIES • EDUCATION & TRAINING PROVIDERS • NON PROFITS • ARCHITECTURE • ENGINEERING • HOSPITALITY • DEVELOPERS & BROKERS • BANKING & FINANCE • HOSPITALS & PHYSICIANS • ENERGY • TECHNOLOGY • MUNICIPALITIES • EDUCATION

Mobilizing

& TRAINING PROVIDERS • NON PROFITS • ARCHITECTURE • ENGINEERING • HOSPITALITY • DEVELOPERS & BROKERS • BANKING & FINANCE • HOSPITALS & PHYSICIANS • ENERGY • TECHNOLOGY • MUNICIPALITIES • EDUCATION & TRAINING PROVIDERS • NON PROFITS • ARCHITECTURE • ENGINEERING • HOSPITALITY • DEVELOPERS & BROKERS • BANKING & FINANCE • HOSPITALS & PHYSICIANS • ENERGY • TECHNOLOGY • MUNICIPALITIES • EDUCATION & TRAINING PROVIDERS • NON PROFITS • ARCHITECTURE • ENGINEERING • HOSPITALITY • DEVELOPERS & BROKERS • BANKING & FINANCE •

S TA K E H O L D E R S A N D CONVENING THOUGHT-LEADERS

W E S T C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N


WCA represents a broad range of industries, including real estate, healthcare and bioscience, law, energy, finance & banking, hospitality, technology, education and nonprofit organizations, and municipalities. WCA members benefit from exclusive access to a broad and diverse group of professionals from entrepreneurs and start-ups to global companies to municipal leaders. WCA partners strategically with other local and

NYers for 5G, Construction Industry Council,

state-wide organizations to enhance our advocacy

and Builders Institute of Westchester.

efforts, including the Healthcare Association of New York State, Suburban Hospital Alliance,

Through the commitment and sustained efforts

Greater New York Hospital Association,

of our Board of Directors, committees and

Nonprofit Westchester, Westchester Municipal

working groups, WCA members share in

Planning Federation, The WorkPlace,

a common goal of keeping this region the

Wireless Association of New York State,

best place to live, work, and play.

WCA offers me t he o p p o rt u ni t y t o e xc ha nge i d e a s a nd i nf o rm at i o n a b o u t th e most pr ess i ng i s s u e s f a c i ng t he bu s i ne s s c o m m u ni t y a nd l o c a l r e s i d e n ts . Most importa ntl y, WCA i s t he n a b l e t o m o b i l i ze a nd m o v e f o rw a rd a n a g e n d a fo r a dv oca cy that m a ke s We s t c he s t e r a nd t he re gi o n t he b e s t pl a c e t o d o b u s i n e s s .

F R A N K P. M I C A L I Z Z I REGIONAL PRESIDENT & SVP M&T BANK


HEALTH TECH CONFERENCES • FALL LEADERSHIP DINNER • GOVERNMENT FORUMS • REAL ESTATE SUMMIT • ALL ACCESS HEALTHCARE FORUMS • DIGITAL SUMMIT • VIRTUAL BUSINESS INSIGHTS • SPRING NETWORKING RECEPTION • WORKFORCE

SUMMIT • HOLIDAY PARTY • HEALTH TECH CONFERENCES • FALL LEADERSHIP DINNER • GOVERNMENT FORUMS • REAL ESTATE

Connecting

SUMMIT • ALL ACCESS HEALTHCARE FORUMS • DIGITAL SUMMIT • VIRTUAL BUSINESS INSIGHTS • SPRING NETWORKING

RECEPTION • WORKFORCE SUMMIT • HOLIDAY PARTY •HEALTH TECH CONFERENCES • FALL LEADERSHIP DINNER • GOVERNME

FORUMS • REAL ESTATE SUMMIT • ALL ACCESS HEALTHCARE FORUMS • DIGITAL SUMMIT • VIRTUAL BUSINESS INSIGHTS • SPRIN

NETWORKING RECEPTION • WORKFORCE SUMMIT • HOLIDAY PARTY • HEALTH TECH CONFERENCES • FALL LEADERSHIP DINNE • GOVERNMENT FORUMS • REAL ESTATE SUMMIT • ALL ACCESS HEALTHCARE FORUMS • DIGITAL SUMMIT • VIRTUAL BUSINESS

A DIVERSE NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS

W E S T C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N


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WCA provides its members with a variety of opportunities to network with peers and establish valuable professional connections. Many of these opportunities are achieved through roundtables, forums and events. WCA events are built around tangible and substantive programs that educate our members and ensure that their voices are heard on important issues which directly impact t heir organizations. SOME EXAMPLES OF THE LIVE AND VIRTUAL EVENTS, CONFERENCE AND FORUMS INCLUDE: • Fall Leadership & Awards Dinner • Real Estate Summit • Toasting to a Healthy Westchester • Workforce Development Summit • All Access Healthcare Panels • Legislative Forums • Networking Receptions • Online Business Insights Series

We s t c he s t e r Co m m u ni t y C o l l e g e i s p ro u d t o pa rt ne r w i th th e WCA i n de v e l o p i ng a s tr o n g , d i v e rs e w o rkf o rc e t hat f u e l s th e e ngi ne s o f o u r c o u nt y ’s b u s i n e s s e s . WCA s e r v e s a s a v i t a l c o n d u i t f o r i nf o rm i ng t he C o l l e g e o f c ri t i c a l w o r k f o r ce de v e l o p m e nt ne e d s , a n d pro m o t e s t he hi gh q u a l i ty o f w o rke rs w ho atta i n t he i r s ki l l s a nd c re d e n ti a l s t hro u gh t he Col l e g e .

DR. BELINDA S. MILES PRESIDENT WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE


BLEAKLEY PLATT & SCHMIDT • BURKE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL • CITRIN COOPERMAN & CO • COHNREZNICK • COMPUFIT LLC • CON EDISON • CORPORATE AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES • CUDDY & FEDER • ENTERGY • HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY • JOURNAL NEWS MEDIA GROUP • M & T BANK • MASTERCARD • MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER

Joining

• MERCY COLLEGE • MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER • NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE • NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL • NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL • NORTHWELL •  PHELPS HOSPITAL CENTER • PKF O’CONNOR DAVIES • RPW GROUP • SIMONE DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES • STERLING NATIONAL BANK • WELLS FARGO BANK •  WESTMED MEDICAL GROUP • WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL •  WMC HEALTH • BLEAKLEY PLATT & SCHMIDT • BURKE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL • CITRIN COOPERMAN & CO • COHNREZNICK • COMPUFIT LLC • CON EDISON •  CORPORATE AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES •  CUDDY

THE WESTCHESTER C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N

W E S T C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A S S O C I AT I O N


CAPITALIZE ON THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE WCA!

WCA members benefit from our strong and proven advocacy infrastructure which works to advance our members’ interests. By joining our network of well-connected professionals and community leaders, you benefit from our relationships and our unmatched ability to bring together thought leaders and stakeholders to address relevant issues critical to your organizations success. SOME OF THE CORE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE: • Influential voice in legislative and regulatory reforms • Access to stakeholder-driven conferences, summits, and panel discussions • Networking opportunities with influential professionals and community leaders • Opportunities to participate in committee work that fosters collaboration and innovation • Opportunities to develop valuable professional relationships • Data-driven reports and resources • Promotion and visibility for your company and brand

ADDITIONAL TANGIBLE BENEFITS INCLUDE: • Discounted tickets to all events (virtual and live) • Opportunities to include announcements/news in our e-newsletter • Inclusion in our online member directory

Join the WCA MEMBERSHIP PLANS ARE CUSTOMIZED TO FIT THE NEEDS OF EACH MEMBER. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, CALL US AT (914) 948-6444, EMAIL INFO@WESTCHESTER.ORG. VISIT WESTCHESTER.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CURRENT INITIATIVES AND UPCOMING EVENTS.


WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION

1133 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, SUITE S-217 WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK 10604 TEL: 914.948.6444 WESTCHESTER.ORG

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