Government Relations Committee


Julia Forman (Term 2018-2021)
Alumni Manager, To and Through College
NYC Outward Bound Schools

Emily Task (Term 2018-2019)
Director of Counseling, Options Center
Goddard Riverside Community Center

 Committee Members

John Keating, Boys and Girls Club

Latiqua Washington, New Settlement Apartments

Mitchell Thompson, Scarsdale High School

Roksolana Sheverack, CUNY Welcome Center

Alexander Haas, University at Buffalo

Jeff Simon, iMentor

Fahim Farazi, CUNY Welcome Center

Maya Lupa, Magen David Yeshiva Celia Esses High School

Emmanuel Cruz, SUNY Oswego

Jeurel Wilson, Stuyvesant High School

Estrella Redondo, Marymount Manhattan College

Jackie Mandart, Union College

Raychon Gillis, Clarkson

Danielle Robinson, SUNY Maritime

Scott Taylor, Syracuse

Tim Maguire, SUNY Delhi

Zach Goldman, Stevens Institute of Technology

Luis Barcelo, Pelham Memorial High School

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The charge of the Government Relations Committee is to support NYSACAC in promoting access and equity in post-secondary education through participation in legislative activities. Members must be knowledgeable and current regarding such issues and must educate the organization as well as communicate the importance of being proactive in this arena.

Responsibilities of the Chair/Co-Chairs

  • Recruit committee members at the annual spring conference.
  • Plan and Coordinate the Legislative Advocacy Day Program.
  • Coordinate and organize the Legislative Session at the NYSACAC annual spring conference.
  • Submit reports to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Access.
  • Attend August and December Executive Board meetings, and others if possible. Submit a report to the VP for Diversity, Equity, and Access prior to the meeting.
  • Submit articles regarding the Legislative Forum for the December and March issues of the newsletter, and other issues as necessary.
  • Maintain portion of the NYSACAC website focusing on legislative issues.

Responsibilities of Committee Members

  • Attend meetings, and participate in e-mail listserves and discussion groups.
  • Attend the NYSACAC Legislative Advocacy Day in Albany.
  • Complete projects as assigned.
  • Take an active role in the planning, organizing, and executing of the workshop session at the annual spring conference.
  • Promote overall awareness of the committee.