Special Recognition at the Graduation of the CNY Political Leadership Institute

For 13 years LGS has been offering a nonpartisan nuts and bolts course about what it takes to run for office or be a campaign volunteer. The 2022 co-hort was back in person with most sessions being held at the Onondaga County Board of Elections.

“I am grateful for the advisory committee who helps us facilitate and secure top-notch speakers from both parties to provide this training,” said Pam Brunet, LGS executive director. Special thanks to co-chairs Onondaga County Legislator Dave Knapp (R) and Vice Chair of the NYS Democratic Committee Joe Rossi (D).

A special recognition was bestowed at the graduation ceremony this year. Liz Hradil received a “Quadruple Crown Award” for being a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse (flagship program), CNY Political Leadership Institute, Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders and Citizens Academy. “To our knowledge,” Brunet says, “Liz is the first person in our community to graduate from all four of these programs.”

Congrats to all the CNY PLI graduates. We look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!

Liz accepts the award from CNY PLI Co-char Dave Knapp, FOCUS Greater Syracuse Director of Marketing Jessica Lisi and LGS Executive Director Pam Brunet.