Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
Earlier this week, Alicia and I attended a focus group at Southern Tier West that focused on Medical Care and Emergency Services. This focus group was to collect information for the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that will guide our region for the next five years. The document will be submitted to the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission. Participating in this focus group was great, and I look forward to seeing what Southern Tier West puts together for the CEDS.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The theme of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023 is "Drawing Connections: Prevention Demands Equity." This April's campaign calls on all individuals, communities, organizations, and institutions to change ourselves and the systems surrounding us to build racial equity and respect. In addition, this annual campaign aims to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.