Events Calendar

2017 New York State Governmental Affairs Conference
From Monday, April 24, 2017 -  01:00pm
To Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 02:30pm

StateGACAdvocacy: It’s all about relationships. And the New York Credit Union Association’s State Governmental Affairs Conference is your chance to build lasting connections with some of the most influential policymakers in state government.

At State GAC, you’ll have a chance to advocate for the future of our statewide movement and share your credit union’s story with key state legislators. You’ll also hear from expert speakers and political insiders who will provide updates on the latest laws, regulations and happenings in Albany.

Learn for today, advocate for tomorrow at #StateGAC!

Renaissance Albany Hotel
144 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

Renaissance Albany Hotel
Standard Rooms: $174.00 per night
Executive Rooms: $184.00 per night

Please call (888) 236-2427 for hotel reservations.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of these methods.

Hotel Deadline: March 24, 2017

Parking Arrangements:
Standard valet and self-parking fees will apply.
Parking charges are the responsibility of the individual parkers.

Conference Investment:
State GAC $99
Young Professionals $49

Featured Speaker:
McMahonEdmund J. McMahon, Founder and Research Director
Empire Center for Public Policy

McMahon’s professional background includes nearly 30 years as an Albany-based analyst and close observer of New York state government. As chief fiscal advisor to the Assembly Republican Conference in the early 1990s, he drafted a personal income tax reform plan that would become the basis for historic tax cuts enacted under Governor George E. Pataki. Previously, as research director of the Public Policy Institute, he worked on the Institute’s counter-budget proposals and developed the template for New York’s school report cards. He also served as a deputy commissioner in the state Department of Taxation and Finance and as a vice chancellor of the State University of New York.

McMahon has published numerous articles and essays in publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron’s, the Public Interest, New York Post, New York Daily News, Newsday and the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal. His frequent radio and TV interviews have included appearances on CNBC, Fox News Channel and Bloomberg News, as well as regional cable and broadcast outlets throughout New York.

McMahon is also an adjunct fellow with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, which he joined in June 2000. In January 2005, he opened the Institute’s Albany-based Empire Center project, which became an independent nonprofit think tank in 2013. He was the Empire Center’s first president, and became research director in the fall of 2016.

Cancellation Policy:

A refund of the amount paid, less a $20 administrative fee per registration, will be given for all cancellations received via email to ten or more business days prior to the start of the series. No refunds will be granted if the cancellation is received fewer than ten business days prior to the start of the series. Substitutes will be accepted anytime prior to the start of the series at no additional cost. Simply email an updated registration form, listing the new participant and the name of the person they will be replacing.