What is CAPA?
The morning session included presentations and q&a with City Mayor, Colin Read; Town Supervisor,Michael Cashman; County Legislator, Mark Dame; the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner from the Board of Elections, Greg Campbell and Brandi Lloyd; as well as Ausable Valley School Board member, Sherry Snow. Information was given regarding functioning of each government body and how one can influence legislation/ decisions at each level. Students were also instructed on how to run a voter registration drive, and how to become a poll worker.
Afternoon session included presentations and panel discussion from Assemblyman Dan Stec, Assemblyman Billy Jones and State Senator Betty Little.
Lunch was provided by culinary students from CVTEC. Students were at round tables and one or more legislators sat at each table and interacted with the delegates.
Feedback was most positive. Students were charged with running a voter registration drive and/ or choosing a method to lobby a government official/ board.