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A message from Central Region President Ken Greenleaf

President’s Message – January 2020

“New Year, New Beginnings!”

I have the incredible privilege of being your CSEA Region 5 President. As I travel throughout our great Region I cannot help but notice the unique beauty Upstate New York has to offer.

From the beautiful Thousand Islands and the magnificent Adirondacks to the remarkable rolling hills of the Southern Tier and all the scenic towns in between I have wandered through, I am constantly reminded just how fortunate we are to live in an area that offers such natural beauty, strong communities, and the most incredible people in our great Central Region!

As always, I thank you for the honor and the privilege of serving as your Regional President. My position allows me the ability to work with many great leaders, officers, activists, and members throughout a geographically large area. I am blessed to call you all my members.

Over the past year we have begun to make great strides towards being a more member driven Region, a more inclusive Region, and a more transparent Region. We are building strong partnerships and encouraging teamwork. There is much more we can, and need, to do to move our Region forward. We must continue to reach out to every member for their input and make sure we have clear lines of communication. It’s a new year and a chance to make new beginnings happen! We need to be more innovative, motivated, and positive as we build toward a stronger Region in solidarity.

I have said it before and will say it repeatedly … it makes no difference what anyone’s title is, all that does if give that person different responsibilities. At the end of the day we are all members, with one common goal and one direction of being a solid force of strength.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

We will continue to take those first steps that will take us to the next, and the next, and the next. As a Region we will continue to climb, we will continue to build, and we will continue to move forward diligently making a bigger, better, and bolder Union for all of us!

I look forward to working with each of you to make CSEA and our Region the best it can be.

In Unity,

Kenny Greenleaf, President
CSEA Central Region 5