Immediate Release

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Wednesday, December 29, 2020

Brian Adey

Griffo Delivers State of the County
Jan. 4th at
Westmoreland High School
Speech Broadcast on BOCES Distance Learning Network

           Oneida County Executive Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he will deliver his 2005 State of the County Address at Noon on Tuesday, January 4th at Westmoreland High School .

“The location of this speech is very significant to me because it is in the heartland of our county,” Griffo said. “Most of our county is made up of suburban and rural communities like Westmoreland, and it is a fitting place to talk about the issues that face the people of Oneida County.”

Griffo said the high school was selected as part of his efforts to increase the involvement of young people in government. “Our high school students need to better understand what government does, how it works and how it impacts their lives,” Griffo said. “By bringing the State of the County speech to them, we are sending a message that we want them involved in government and we want their energy, ideals and enthusiasm.”

Griffo said the speech will be broadcast to all other schools that are affiliated with the BOCES Distance Learning Network, and that Remsen and New York Mills high schools have already made plans to have students watch the speech as part of government studies classes.

“I welcome this opportunity to reach as many high school students as possible so that they can hear first hand about the issues shaping the future of Oneida County and learn how they can become involved,” Griffo said. “I want to thank Westmoreland High School and BOCES for their efforts to help increase civic engagement among our young people by using the Distance Learning Network.”