Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Economic Dev./Arts
February 9, 2023
9:30 a.m.
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Hope Knight
Commissioner, New York State Department of Economic Development and President & CEO, Empire State Development

Jeanette Moy
Commissioner, NYS Office of General Services

OGS Follow up

Mara Manus
Executive Director, New York State Council on the Arts

NYSCA Follow up

Ryan Silva
Executive Director, NYS Economic Development Council

Ross Frommer
VP for Government & Community Affairs, NY FIRST – Fund for Innovation in Research & Scientific Talent, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Ron Deutsch
Director, New Yorker for Fiscal Fairness

Michael Kink
Executive Director, Strong Economy for All Coalition

Elizabeth Marcello
Senior Research Analyst, Reinvent Albany

John Scheib
President, Scheib Associates

David O’Rourke
CEO & President, New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA)

Phillip Morris
CEO, Proctors, Alive Downtowns

Stephanie Cunningham
Executive Director, Museum Hue

Deirdra Govan
Vice President, United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE

Jennifer Myers
Field Representative, Motion Pictures Guild, Local 700 IATSE

Tim Clark
Regional Film Commissioner, Buffalo Niagara Film Office

Written Testimony
Art’s House Schools


Authors Guild

Belmont Park

Dance Parade



Ice Theatre of New York

Kinding Sindaw Heritage Foundation

Lincoln Center

Museum Association of New York

New York State Association of Cemeteries

New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB)

New York Thoroughbred Horsemens Association (NYTHA)

New Yorkers for Culture & Arts

Regina Opera Company

Roundabout Theatre Company

The Bushwick Starr

Theo Allen

We Are NY Horse Racing Coalition

NYC Arts in Education Roundtable

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Catskill Off-Track-Betting Corporation