Sullivan Renaissance has partnered with SUNY Sullivan to welcome one of the youngest mayors in U.S. history to the Seelig Theater on Friday, March 7 at 3 p.m.
Svante Myrick, mayor of Ithaca, NY, will share his experiences as a young leader and the role that young people play in the revitalization of their communities. This is an opportunity for individuals of all ages to learn about the inspiring work of a dynamic community figure.
Mr. Myrick was sworn into office as Ithaca's youngest mayor and the city's first mayor of color on January 1, 2012. He served Ithaca's 4th ward for four years on Common Council. Mr. Myrick has chaired the committee that created the Ithaca Youth Council, as well as the Collegetown Vision Implementation Committee. The latter led to the creation and endorsement of a master plan for promoting development while preserving neighborhoods in Collegetown.
Mr. Myrick is a Cornell graduate. He was a three-year board member for REACH (Raising Education Attainment Challenge). Mr. Myrick also served as the Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni Programs for Cornell University before resigning his position to run for Mayor. His first historic days in office were the subject of NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.
There is no charge to attend this event at SUNY Sullivan. The Seelig Theater is located on campus at 112 College Road in Loch Sheldrake, NY. Refreshments will be served. If you plan on attending this event, please RSVP by February 28 to (845) 295-2445 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.