On Friday, January 28 at noon, FOCUS Greater Syracuse will hold a “FOCUS Forum on the Future,” to engage the community on what future forum topics they would like to see in the new year. Click the headline to learn more.
Applications for Citizens Academy 2021 are now open! The Citizens Academy Class of 2021 will start their journey at Skä·noñh – Great Law of Peace Center with a dynamic overview of the region’s important role in our nation’s history. To learn more about this 10-week interactive course on how local governments work or to apply, click this headline.
Wisdom Keeper 2020 was different from all others. Read more about the Wisdom Keepers past and present by clicking the headline. A visual record and video of the virtual event honoring the resilience of the entire Central New York community is available now, just click the headline.
FOCUS Greater Syracuse is working under contract with the Onondaga County Office of Aging Services and the Onondaga County Health Department to facilitate the Livable Community Alliance of Onondaga County. The Alliance is dedicated to engaging the public in creating systemic change to our policies and planning to shape a healthier community.
Forums and other events have brought together community members and experts to produce reports on topics such as age-friendly planning, transportation, sustainability, and the flu. FOCUS goes beyond convening people and collecting ideas to produce a clearinghouse of information that can be drawn upon in the future.
Healing the Earth in a Time of COVID features Dr. Neil Murphy, who led O’Brien & Gere engineering and SUNY ESF, and Onondaga Environmental Institute President Dr. Ed Michalenko discussing lessons from the pandemic shutdown. See the August 2020 FOCUS Forum here.