Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney will deliver her fifth State of the County address tonight. The Republican, who was re-elected to a second term in November, will present her speech at LeMoyne College's Grewen Hall Auditorium. Our Brad Vivacqua has a preview.
ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The county executive wants to highlight some of the great things happening at LeMoyne College, including the new state of the art science center on campus. That's why she's using the campus as the backdrop for her county address.
Mahoney is coming off a year that many would consider successful. The county executive said 2011 was year in which the county closed the books in the black and is currently investing in more development.
Mahoney said she has plans for more partnerships between county towns and villages that we can expect to learn more about tonight. Mahoney said most of her first four year term was spent battling a tough economic situation and she is looking forward to doing more in a better financial position.
"There's improvements that are going to be made to the parks, and to the facilities, the county facilities. Things that should have been done years ago, but we weren't in a position to do. So, we have a way now to put county employees and independent contractors to work around here, and that's going to be something I'm going to be very happy to tell people," said Mahoney.
Mahoney's address is open to the public. You can watch it live on YNN around 5:30 p.m.
In Oneida County, Anthony Picente will deliver his state of the County address at the Radisson in Utica this morning. That will begin at 8:30 a.m.