CNY Political Leadership Institute

Interested in learning how to navigate the political process? Considering serving as a campaign volunteer? If you are interested in running for office (government or school board) or simply want to help a friend with their campaign, consider registering for the CNY Political Leadership Institute.

This nonpartisan training program involves speakers and representatives from all parties. The program is co-chaired by Joe Rossi (D) and David Knapp (R).  There are 8 evening sessions held each winter. 

2019 Program

Join us for a free information session on January 29, 2019 from 5:30-7 p.m. at OneGroup 706 North Clinton Street, Syracuse (refreshments served).

The 2019 schedule: 

February 5 – Program Overview

February 12 – Building a Team

February 19 – Fundraising and Campaign Finance

February 26 – Getting on the Ballot

March 5 – Messaging

March 12 – Social Media/Media

March 19 – Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

March 26 – Wrap Up and Celebration

All sessions are from 6-8 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30 p.m.

For more information call Pam Brunet at LGS at 315-422-5471. More information can be found at:


Registration for 2019 is closed.


Program Topics:

Building a Team

Fundraising and Campaign Finance

Getting on the Ballot


Social Media/Media

GOTV – Get Out the Vote

Wrap Up & Celebration