David J. Valesky's Photos

Greek Peak Grand Opening

I was happy to be invited to celebrate the grand re-opening of Greek Peak. Congratulations to new owners John Meier (pictured) and Marc Stemerman on the new amenities at the resort. 

January 9, 2014

Senator Valesky Presents Check to CNY Food Bank

On November 27, Senator David J. Valesky presented Lynn Hy and Liz Occhino from the Central New York Food Bank with a check for $2,486.65. Included in the donation was a portion of the proceeds from the electronics recycling event held in September in partnership with Sunnking Electronics Recycling and Time Warner Cable. Along with him are Alice Kim, northeast government relations director for Time Warner Cable, and Steve Porubek from Time Warner Cable.

December 20, 2013

Senator Valesky Reads to Students

Senator David J. Valesky read to students at the Main Street School in North Syracuse during the Cookies with Santa celebration on December 13.

December 20, 2013

Senator Valesky Visits Welch Allyn

Senator Valesky visited Welch Allyn on December 4, one of the region's largest employers and a worldwide leader in the manufacture of medical equipment.

December 5, 2013

Senator Valesky Attends Common Core Forum

On December 3, Senator Valesky participated in a forum with local officials, State Education Commissioner John King and Regent Anthony Bottar at Fayetteville-Manlius High School to discuss the Common Core standards.

December 5, 2013

Kasson Place Apartments Opens

Senator David J. Valesky joined state and local officials to celebrate the opening of Kasson Place Apartments on James Street in Syracuse. This project is great for the community and is another project that used Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.

October 28, 2013

Senator Valesky Takes Part in MACNY Panel

On October 18, Senator Valesky participated on a legislative panel at MACNY's annual Manufacturer's Breakfast. He and his colleagues received a lot of great feedback from members about how to improve the state's business climate.

October 18, 2013

Senator Valesky Attends Biotech Regulatory Reform Hearing

Senator David Valesky attended the final regulatory reform hearing, on the biotechnology sector, in Rochester on October 15.

October 15, 2013

Sen. Valesky Honors Office for the Aging's Theresa Davis

Senator Valesky, along with Assemblyman Bill Magee, presented Theresa Davis, executive director of the Madison County Office for the Aging Inc., with a proclamation for her 27 years of service to the agency. 

October 10, 2013

Senator Valesky Attends Education Hearing

Sen. David Valesky attended an education hearing in Syracuse today, which included testimony from Education Commissioner John King.

October 1, 2013

Senator Valesky Cuts Ribbon on International Executive Wellness Center

Senator Valesky joined Rob Simpson, president of CenterState CEO, and representatives from the China Association for the Promotion of Private Science and Technology Enterprises to officially open the International Executive Wellness Center in the Tech Garden. The Wellness Center will connect people here and in China and advance the concept of medical treatment combined with tourism and business opportunities. 

September 27, 2013

Senator David J. Valesky Recognizes Onondaga Historical Association's 150th Anniversary

Yesterday, Senator Valesky presented a resolution commemorating the Onondaga Historical Association's 150th anniversary to Greg Tripoli, the Association's executive director. The OHA is a great resource for the community and Senator Valesky was pleased to acknowledge its efforts.

September 6, 2013

Senator Valesky Joins Governor to Release State Funds to Flood-Affected Residents

Just two months after the devastating floods, state funds are being released to residents in the affected areas. I was with Gov. Cuomo in Oneida as he announced that $13.6 million in flood recovery checks would be delivered today.

August 29, 2013

Senator David J. Valesky Speaks to Students Taking Part in Summer Science Week

On July 8, Senator Valesky spoke to 77 middle school students who are participating in the Honeywell Summer Science Week at the Museum of Science and Technology. They spent the morning on Onondaga Lake learning about bird habitats. He congratulated these students for continuing their education during summer vacation.

July 9, 2013

Senator David J. Valesky Speaks at Boys' State at Morrisville State College

Senator David J. Valesky spoke to more than 1,100 high school junior boys and staff at this year’s Boys' State government camp at Morrisville State College, sponsored by the American Legion, June 23-28. Boys' State participants learn the importance of the individual in the success and progress of the government. The program also provides training in leadership, character, and citizenship development.

June 28, 2013

Senate Passes Bill that Requires Life-Saving Screenings on Newborns

I was pleased to co-sponsor S.270, legislation that requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screenings on newborns, and even more pleased to meet a family who directly benefited from this test. Jacob Thomas was born April 10, 2012 and appeared to be a healthy newborn. Two days later, his skin turned bluish. A nurse performed a pulse oximetry test on Jacob and learned that his blood-oxygen level was dangerously low. He was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, which is a common birth defect.

June 13, 2013

UConn Basketball Star Breanna Stewart Visits Senate Chamber

Cicero-North Syracuse grad Breanna Stewart was in the Senate Chamber this week in honor of her being named the NCAA’s Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 Final Four Tournament.

June 6, 2013

Public Hearing on Campaign Finance Reform

I visited Buffalo on May 13 with my IDC colleagues and Senator Tim Kennedy for a public hearing on campaign finance reform.

May 13, 2013

Roundtable Discussion with Service Providers for the Developmentally Disabled

I was pleased to welcome my colleague, Senator David Carlucci, to Syracuse on April 25 to participate in a roundtable with service providers for the developmentally disabled. Senator Carlucci serves as the Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee.

April 25, 2013
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