TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Nonprofit Westchester recently hosted a Q&A forum at the Greenburgh Public Library with county government officials to discuss the common goals of the nonprofit and government sectors.
Some of the topics discussed during the event included current ways the county government engages nonprofits in leadership roles and policy formation, strategies to stimulate best practices between the nonprofit sector and county government and updates on improvements to the contracting process.
Nonprofit leaders heard Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett and Board of Legislators Chair Michael Kaplowitz explain how the nonprofit sector’s rich resources help support the county’s plans to create a better Westchester.
“This event provided representatives from the nonprofit and government sectors an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue,” said Joanna Straub, the group's executive director. “We were pleased to host Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett and Board of Legislators Chair Michael Kaplowitz at our annual forum.”
“The event was a wonderful way to bring our county officials together with our members to share information and perspectives,” said Nonprofit Westchester President and Executive Director of the Child Care Council of Westchester Kathy Halas. “This dialogue between NPW members and county government can only help us all do a better job for Westchester County.”
Both officials praised the nonprofit sector for the resources they provide to Westchester.
“We have seen the great impact that the nonprofit community has had in Westchester County and we look forward to continuing the dialogue,” Plunkett said. “We see the good work day in and day out. It’s a commitment, it’s a passion, and God knows it’s an advocacy.”
Kaplowitz echoed those remarks.
“Rest assured that we at the legislative branch are listening," he said. "We are pleased to work with our local communities. There is a coordinated effort."
For more information about Nonprofit Westchester or to become a member, call (914)-332-6NPW (6679) or visit www.npwestchester.org.
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