On June 22-24, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will hold a series of engagements with leaders in business, government, education, and community development as part of a virtual regional visit to Staten Island.
On Tuesday, June 22, President Williams will speak with Borough President James Oddo about local economic conditions, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Staten Island's recovery. Later that day he will participate in a virtual roundtable discussion with local business and nonprofit leaders about economic development and challenges related to reopening the economy. This engagement, which is being organized by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, will include participants from areas such as small business, affordable housing, renewable energy, and healthcare.
On Wednesday, June 23, President Williams will take part in a discussion on climate resiliency and adaptation with representatives of New York City and New York State's storm recovery offices, with a focus on what a changing environment means for vulnerable areas around New York Harbor.
On Thursday, June 24, he will meet with community leaders to hear their views on economic development, affordable housing, health, youth engagement, and other focus areas. The virtual regional visit then will conclude with a moderated discussion hosted by the College of Staten Island, where President Williams will speak with professor Mark Stroud about Staten Island's economy, what he learned in his conversations with local stakeholders, and broader economic trends.
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 Event:
Moderated Discussion Hosted by the College of Staten Island
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT
Text is not expected. Moderated Q&A 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 Brian Manning at the New York Fed: firstname.lastname@example.org