Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,WF,I-Huntington Station) recently met with members of the Parent Leadership Initiative (PLI) at the Huntington YMCA. During the meeting, Lupinacci spoke about state and local governments and their intricacies. Afterward, the assemblyman met with several parents to address various issues which his office will be addressing in the coming days.
“The more residents are involved in their community and in government the better we, as representatives, can meet their needs,” said Lupinacci. “Fortunately, programs like the Parent Leadership Initiative show residents how they can make a difference and help make their communities stronger. I’m working hard every day to make Long Island a better place to live, but I can’t do it alone so I’m thankful for everyone who is willing to take part.”
The Parent Leadership Initiative is designed to prepare parents from different ethnic and economic backgrounds to assume leadership roles in their community. Parents come together for a 16 to 20 week program. They explore interests, strengths and ideas, then work together to develop interpersonal and public communication skills. They also gain an understanding about how to work with government, media and civic groups. Additional information regarding PLI is available at http://www.childcaresuffolk.org/ParentLeadershipInitiative.aspx.
Residents who have questions or comments about state government or any other issue are encouraged to contact Lupinacci’s office at 631-271-8025 or visit 1783 New York Avenue in Huntington Station.