Video for September and October FOCUS Forums Now Available

September Forum: Bridging the Digital Divide in CNY – Panelists for our Digital Divide forum included David Bottar, Executive Director, CNY Regional Planning and Development Board; Annabeth Hayes, Co-Founder, CNY Digital Inclusion Coalition, Director, Tully Free Library; Jennifer Tifft, Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Syracuse; and Kevin Sexton, Chief Information Officer, Onondaga County Department of Information Technology.

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October Mayoral Candidate Forum: How Do You Create a Sustainable Syracuse?

FOCUS Greater Syracuse partnered with GreeningUSA and the CNY Solidarity Coalition to present The speakers included the three candidates running for City of Syracuse Mayor: Democratic Party candidate Councilor Khalid Bey; Republican Party candidate Janet Burman, and Unaffiliated but running under the Independence Party candidate Mayor Ben Walsh; joining us will be our Moderator, Chris Bolt. Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

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Reminder: Wisdom Keeper 2021 Tickets Are Now on Sale!

FOCUS Greater Syracuse Inc. will celebrate our Wisdom Keepers and their message to “Get Involved, Make A Difference” at the SALTspace, Oct. 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm, with the three Wisdom Keepers for 2021:

The Honorable Van B. Robinson
Linda Brown-Robinson
Merike Treier

Purchase Your Wisdom Keeper Tickets Here

Did you enjoy the July Forum? FOCUS Forums are a free, monthly event that we organize to bring awareness to what is going on in the community. To ensure the sustainability of these forums, please consider donating to FOCUS so we can continue to bring information to our community. You can DONATE HERE.

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Previous FORUMS Now on Video







You also can see the virtual Forums you have missed in this series at .

They are: 

  • Mayoral Candidate Forum: How Do You Create a Sustainable Syracuse?
  • Bridging The Digital Divide In CNY
  • Child Care in Onondaga County
  • Priorities For Making Our Community A Better Place To Live For All
  • Workforce Development for The Individual
  • Higher Education in A Time Of Covid
  • Thursday Morning Roundtable and Focus Forum On K-12 Education
  • Blueprint 15

Thank you for your support, your creativity and your input in Forging Our Community’s United Strength and the future of our region. FOCUS is an independent 501 (c) 3 organization funded by your charitable contributions, grants and sponsorships.

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