2022 Government Affairs Council Planning Session

December 09, 2021


Our 2022 Government Affairs Planning session will be Thursday, December 9 at the Renaissance Albany Hotel. A key date in our annual advocacy cycle, we will be focusing on key legislative issues of interest for business, as well as the political atmosphere in Albany and how the fall elections will influence the legislative session. 

Staff Contact: Ken Pokalsky


11:00 a.m. Registration Open
11:45 a.m. Buffet Luncheon Available
12:00 p.m. Welcome | Introduction
12:05 p.m.

Guest Speaker

  • Robert Mujica
    Director, New York State Division of the Budget
12:45 p.m.

Guest Speaker

  • Honorable Shelley B. Mayer (D,WF - 37th Senate District)
    New York State Senate
1:30 p.m. The Business Council Staff Presentations
  • Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.
    President & CEO
Politics and Election Preview
  • Paul Zuber
    Executive Vice President
Priority Issues / Legislative Agenda Overview
  • Ken Pokalsky
    Vice President
HR/Labor Update
  • Frank Kerbein
    Director, Center for Human Resources
CLCPA Implementation
  • Joseph Foskett, Esq.
    Director of Government Affairs
Workforce Development
  • Amber Rangel Mooney
    Director of Workforce Development
  • Lev Ginsburg, Esq.
    Sr. Director of Government Affairs
3:00 p.m. Open Discussion
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
Agenda subject to change.


  BEFORE 12/02 AFTER 12/02
Business Council Member $69 $79

Cancellation & Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $20 processing fee. Cancellations received after December 02, 2021 will not be eligible for a refund. The Business Council encourages you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend.


*We are thrilled to be hosting this event in person this year. In the event that you cannot join us in person, you may register to participate virtually.

Driving Directions

The Renaissance Albany Hotel

144 State Street

Albany, NY 12207