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Fall 2020 IDA Academy

Virtual Fall IDA Academy

November 17

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Developing Agenda

9:00 - 9: 15 a.m.

Welcome and NYSEDC Update

Ryan Silva, Executive Director, New York State Economic Development Council

9:15-11:00 a.m.

Authorities Budget Office: Compliance Training for IDA Staff and Board

This session must be attended live to meet the ABO training requirement. Attendance will be taken using registration credentials.

Jeff Pearlman, Esq., Executive Director, Authorities Budget Office

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Economic Recovery Efforts: What to Expect in 2021

Moderated by Ryan Silva, NYSEDC 

John Cappellino, President & CEO, Erie County IDA

Jim Loewke, CEO, Loewke Brill Consulting 

Alison Bates, Empire State Development 

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Lunch and email break

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Active Legislation Update and Review

Amanda Mirabito, Esq., Associate, Barclay Damon LLP

Justin Miller, Esq., Harris Beach PLLC

A. Joseph Scott III, Esq., Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Office of the State Comptroller: IDA Audits and LDC Oversight - A Review of 2020 

Tracey Hitchen Boyd, Assistant Comptroller

Mary Berghela, Auditor 3

Robert Elliot, Auditor 3 

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Creating the Pipeline of Shovel Ready Energy Projects

Lori Borowiak, Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA

Jill Staats, Deputy Director of Operations, Steuben County IDA

Heather McDaniel, President, Ithaca Area Economic Development

3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks