The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce supports diverse businesses, many of which have been the economic engines of our county for decades. To maintain that competitiveness, boost our economy and create jobs, Otsego County must chart an energy roadmap for our immediate energy needs and that of the future. The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce supports that objective in two ways: (1) by encouraging all forms of energy used for homes, businesses, schools, industries and travel and (2) by working collectively for the creation of a county-wide energy infrastructure plan that is competitive, reliable and environmentally progressive. To that end, The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce will host an inaugural Energy Infrastructure Summit on January 31, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY. Details on how to register for Summit will be available mid-December and sent to all our members.
We recognize that the creation and execution of a county-wide energy infrastructure plan will require communication, consensus building and teamwork, involving all community stakeholders. By coming together, we will shape strategies for an energy roadmap that will create economic advantage, mitigate climate change and improve energy performance.
As your Chamber president, I aim to position Otsego County as an energy center of excellence that boasts efficient, innovative and reliable energy systems that enhances the quality of life for residents and businesses.
Barbara Ann Heegan