FOCUS convenes a free public forum each month on issues of immediate and long-range concern in Central New York and beyond. Forums often are held in the morning on the third Friday of the month in the atrium of City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington St., Syracuse. Time and location vary. You can check here for news of the NEXT FORUM
Each year FOCUS with University College of Syracuse University offers a free eight-week academy for people who live or work in Onondaga County and want to learn more about local government. The class meets each week with public officials to learn how decisions are made from those who have to make them. The dialogue over dinner is informative for both the citizens and officials participating. More than 400 people have graduated from the academy. LEARN MORE HERE.
WISDOM KEEPER 2018 was April 4
This year’s FOCUS Wisdom Keeper Sean Kirst celebrated with us by honoring the people of Central New York who made his storytelling career possible. The Finger Lakes Ballroom of the Marriott Downtown Syracuse was the setting for this event in the historic Hotel Syracuse.
This has traditionally been our sole fundraiser of the year to support our continuing programs such as the FOCUS Forums and Citizens Academy. SEE OUR SPONSORS HERE.
Each year FOCUS celebrates and honors community leaders whose continual caring and understanding of the vision for tomorrow has been an inspiration. FOCUS celebrates them at the sole fund-raiser for the year. LEARN MORE AT THIS LINK.
The 2018 Wisdom Keeper is story teller Sean Kirst – More about Sean
He joins our other Wisdom Keepers:
Charlotte “Chuckie” Holstein
Rev. James Mathews
Dr. Sharon Brangman
Bethaida “Bea” Gonzalez