August 24, 2018
Press Release

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK  – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that he will host a public forum next week in Cayuga County focused on the pressing infrastructure needs of NY-24.  The event will be held Thursday, August 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge at Cayuga Community College.

Like past community forums, Rep. Katko will be joined for the event by a panel of local experts to help answer questions and foster an informative discussion.

“In Central New York, and communities nationwide, our infrastructure is crumbling. Roads, bridges, and ports have fallen into disrepair.  Here in our community, we know all too well the dangers of toxins on our water sources,” said Rep. John Katko. “That’s why, in Congress, I’ve worked across the aisle to prioritize an investment in infrastructure, and led a bipartisan effort within the Problem Solvers Caucus to produce a comprehensive report detailing areas in which we can begin to work together to streamline processes and provide sustainable funding solutions so communities can plan for the long-term.  I look forward to discussing the pressing infrastructure needs facing our community at this forum next week.”

The event will be Katko’s eleventh public forum since taking office in 2015, and is free and open to the public.  Only credentialed members of the media will be permitted to tape.  Time will be allotted for questions.

Details are as Follows:

A Discussion on Infrastructure

Thursday, August 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Cayuga Community College, Student Lounge
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, New York 13021

Thursday’s Listening Session will be moderated by Town of Owasco Supervisor Ed Wagner. Panelists will include:

City of Auburn Mayor Michael Quill
Seth Jensen
, Director of Municipal Utilities for the City of Auburn
Rick Lee, CEO, Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro)
Randy Wolken, President & CEO, The Manufacturers Association of Central New York
Deb Warner, Vice President, Public Policy & Government Relations, CenterState CEO
A representative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
Greg Lancette
, Central New York Building & Construction Trades Council