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How to Get Involved

Transparent, open, and ongoing public engagement is a critical component of the NY Forward planning process and the development of the SIP. 

Click the link below to view projects Recommeded by the LPC

Phoenix Slate of Projects Recommended by the LPC for NYF Funding Consideration


Schedule of Events:

  • LPC Meeting #1: May 30, 2023 (4 -6pm) at White Pines Commons
  • Open Call for Projects Released: June 15, 2023
    • DRI/NYF Project Form Information Meeting: June 28, 2023 (10am - 1pm) at the Sweet Memorial Building

  • Public Kick-off Meeting: June 27, 2023 (6 - 8pm) at White Pines Commons
  • LPC Meeting #2: July 13, 2023 (5-7pm) at White Pines Commons
  • Open Call for Projects closes: July 23, 2023
  • LPC Meeting #3: August 03, 2023 (5-7pm) White Pines Commons
  • Public Meeting #2: September 12, 2023 (5-7pm) White Pines Commons
  • LPC Meeting #4: September 28, 2023 (5 - 7) White Pines Commons
  • LPC Meeting #5: October 26, 2023 (5 - 7) White Pines Commons



  • The Local Planning Committee (LPC) is comprised of local and regional leaders, stakeholders, and community representatives intended to represent diverse interests. The LPC oversees the planning process and the development of the SIP. LPC meetings are working meetings for committee members but are open to the public to observe.

    The committee members are:

    Brian Borchik, Mayor

    Austin Wheelock, Operation Oswego County

    John Adolfi Sheila Dion
    Brenden Backus Natalie Curran
    Amy Boyzuck Paul Griser
    Sally Woolson  
  • Two public meetings will be held during the planning process. These interactive meetings are open to everyone to participate. The consultant team will provide more information on the planning process and ask for community feedback on vision, goals, and potential projects. 

  • A pop-up event will bring information about NY Forward to a local event to help spread the word. Look for us at an upcoming event to learn more and share your thoughts.

  • An Open Call for Projects will be released in June. All project sponsors will be required to submit a form describing their project to be considered by the LPC for inclusion in the list of recommended projects. Check back here for more information.