Sustaining Your Community Vitality into the Future Workshop – October 29, 2018

The Jefferson County Department of Planning and the NYS Tug Hill Commission are co-sponsoring a land use training session on Monday,
October 29, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, at Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffee Street, Jules Center, Room 6-002, Watertown, 13601.

This workshop will offer insights into what is needed to plan for the future. Planning for the future to ensure your community remains
vibrant and solvent is at the core of resiliency planning. In this workshop, we will discuss what financial and social factors local leaders
should consider; what community resiliency is and how to plan for it; and funding options to conduct resiliency planning, or to undertake
projects that make your community, services and facilities more resilient.

Presenter: Khris Dodson from the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center

RSVP by Friday, October 26, Jefferson County Planning Department at (315) 785-3144, .

Informative Webinar on LED Streetlights

Informative Webinar on LED Streetlights

The Mid-Hudson Street Light Consortium recently held a webinar on LED street lights and highlighted the experience of three communities of different sizes: City of Kingston (population ~24,000, streetlights 2,428), Town of Red Hook (population ~11,300, streetlights 230), and Town of Rosendale (population ~1,350, streetlights 144). The webinar can be viewed at

NYS DOS Webinars At Your Convenience

The New York State Department of State has several previously aired webinars geared toward local government issues available online to view at your convenience.

Webinars included are The Challenges with Local Government Reorganization; Hot Button Land Uses; Planning Bard Overview; County-wide Shared Services Virtual Meet-up; and most recently Health Insurance: Options for Savings from Shared Services. These videos are easily viewed by visiting

NYS Archive Webinars Available

Archive Webinars Available

New York State Archives Winter Webinar series for 2018 are available on the NYS Archives YouTube page. So, if you missed them the first time, or want to see them again, please view them at your convenience:

Disaster Response for the Records Manager (originally presented on Jan. 3)
Records Appraisal for Records Managers (Jan. 31)
Introduction to Information Technology for Records Managers (Feb. 14)
Introduction to Historical Records for Local Governments (Mar. 7)
Developing or Renewing a Records Management Plan (Mar. 21)

Visit the NYS Archives YouTube page at