Making a difference in New Yorkers’ lives is at the heart of WCC’s work. To ensure government fairly and effectively serves all our city’s residents, we undertake a rigorous process of identifying and analyzing major issues facing our city and state.
We address issues in our civic committees that meet monthly, or in task forces, researching a particular subject thoroughly. Committees propose solutions to the organization as a whole, through its board of directors, which then adopts an informed position on each issue. Committees also educate members and the public with programs about particular issues. Our Public Policy Committee coordinates policy and advocacy activities of WCC and its Civic Committees and develops policy initiatives in areas not covered by another committee.
But we don’t stop there. Advocating for positive change is essential to our mission. We present our findings, and advocate for them, before influential officials and legislators. Then we mobilize support through member actions and affiliated organizations that share our concerns.
Current issues of concern include:
"We appreciate your recommendations...I am certain that the Charter Revision Commission will benefit from your participation. Thanks...for all your work to strengthen the civic life of our City."
~ Mayor Michael Bloomberg, March 10, 2010