ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON TOURISM, PARKS, ARTS, AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Oral Testimony by Invitation Only
In 2009, New York's tourism sector supported over 350,000 jobs across the State. New York offers a diversity of world class cultural, historical, natural and recreational resources. The support, preservation and successful marketing of these attractions have the potential to create and sustain jobs and boost our State's economy. The Committee seeks to examine the impact of existing tourism programs and funding and to explore the potential for greater efficiency and effectiveness in achieving job growth and economic revitalization.
Please see the reverse side for a list of subjects to which witnesses may direct their testimony.
Persons invited to present pertinent testimony to the Committees at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.
Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Committees will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to Committees' staff as early as possible.
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Member of Assembly
Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development
The effectiveness of State supported programs aimed at enhancing tourism, the arts, and historical and natural preservation.
The potential for locally supported events, such as festivals and conferences to increase tourism and economically impact local economies.
The impact of the arts on tourism.
The future of New York State parks, historic sites and artifacts, and recreation areas.