Media Advisory

New York Fed President John Williams to Meet with Government, Business, and Nonprofit Leaders from Syracuse and Central New York on March 23-25

March 12, 2021

On March 23-25, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will hold a series of engagements with leaders in business, government, education, community development, and health care from the Syracuse and Central New York region.

On Tuesday, March 23, President Williams will speak with Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon II about the economic recovery in Syracuse and Onondaga County and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on municipal finances. Later the same day he will participate in a virtual roundtable discussion with local business leaders to hear about how the Central New York economy is faring amid the pandemic.

On Wednesday, March 24, President Williams will take part in a roundtable discussion with members of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to hear about the unique challenges rural communities are facing. Later in the day, he will participate in a virtual moderated discussion hosted by Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College–SUNY, with a focus on the Central New York economy.

On Thursday, March 25, the virtual regional visit will conclude with a discussion with community leaders from Syracuse focused on housing, health, immigration, and racial equity issues.

These meetings serve to inform President Williams on regional issues and are part of the New York Fed's ongoing efforts to assess economic conditions across the Federal Reserve's Second District.


Open Press Events:

Roundtable Discussion with Central New York Business Leaders
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 2:45 p.m. EDT
Location: Videoconference

Text is not expected. Q&A with the audience is expected. Note that members of the media are invited to report on the discussion but will not have an opportunity to ask questions. Reporters who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Shelley Pitterson at the New York Fed: shelley.pitterson@ny.frb.org

Moderated Discussion Hosted by Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 1:35 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar

Text is not expected. Q&A with the audience is expected. Note that members of the media are invited to report on the discussion, but will not have an opportunity to ask questions. Reporters who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Dawn McWilliams at dsmcwill@syr.edu. For more information, please see Syracuse University’s event page.

Roundtable Discussion with Syracuse Community Development Leaders
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m. EDT
Location: Videoconference

Text is not expected. Q&A with the audience is expected. Note that members of the media are invited to report on the discussion, but will not have an opportunity to ask questions. Reporters who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Shelley Pitterson at the New York Fed: shelley.pitterson@ny.frb.org.

Contact
Shelley Pitterson
(212) 720-2552
shelley.pitterson@ny.frb.org

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