Southern Region One Day Conference draws new activists

Our Southern Region Education and Programs Committee members.

Our Southern Region Education and Programs Committee members.

Over 100 CSEA activists gathered Saturday, May 6, 2017 for the Southern Region One Day Conference, held this year at the Hyatt House in Fishkill.

The conference was open to CSEA members from across the Hudson Valley and Westchester. Workshops included: active shooter training, responsible social media usage, an update on the Justice Center, and an info session from the New York State and Local Retirement System. The day concluded with a plenary session featuring Southern Region President Billy Riccaldo and CSEA Legislative Director Joshua Terry, who discussed the current challenges we are facing on both the state and national levels.

Riccaldo welcomed all the first-time conference attendees, and extended thanks to the Southern Region Education and Programs Committee and CSEA staff for their help in planning the event. He said he hopes to increase the number of shorter trainings, allowing for greater accessibility for rank-and-file members.

A photo album from the event can be viewed on the Southern Region Facebook page.