NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Mission: "To conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being." DEC's goal is to achieve this mission through the simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that affect their lives.

NYS Department of Economic Development/Empire State Development

Empire State Development (ESD) is New York State's primary agent for economic development, dedicated to making New York the most compelling place in which to live, work and do business.  ESD works in partnership with the public and private sectors to create an environment that spurs innovation and economic development while enhancing New York State' s competitive advantage as the world capital for many industries, ranging from finance and media to technology and agriculture.

NYS Council of Landscape Architects

The New York State Council of Landscape Architects was established to represent all licensed Landscape Architects in New York State at the request of the New York State Board for Landscape Architecture.

NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors

The New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors is a statewide membership organization that was statutorily incorporated under Article 41 of the Mental Hygiene Law in 1976. The Conference is comprised of the Directors of Community Services (DCS)/Mental Health Commissioners for 57 counties and the City of New York.

NYS Coalition for Neighborhood Preservation

The Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State, Inc. is a statewide membership organization of community-based, not-for-profit housing companies and other interested parties committed to revitalizing New York State’s urban and suburban areas. The Coalition provides information on state and federal housing policies, networking opportunities, advocacy services and technical assistance to its members.

NYS Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, Inc.

The NYSAOTSOH acts as a medium of instruction in the conduct of highway construction and maintenance in the various towns throughout New York State, to interchange ideas so each member may gain from the experience(s) of their colleagues, to coordinate the efforts of Town Superintendents in the interest of better highways, to investigate, study and discuss improvements to better improve the efficiency of government in New York State, and to promote the principle of Home Rule, and advance the common interests of Superintendents of Highways.

NYS Association of Counties

New York State Association of Counties' mission is to represent, educate and advocate for New York's counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is responsible for supervising programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals. OTDA’s functions include: Providing temporary cash assistance; providing assistance in paying for food; providing heating assistance; overseeing New York State’s child support enforcement program; determining certain aspects of eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits; supervising homeless housing and services programs; and providing assistance to certain immigrant populations.

New York State Homes & Community Renewal

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) preserves housing affordability and works with many private, public and nonprofit sector partners to create inclusive, safe, “green,” and resilient places to live in New York State. 

New York State Alcohol & Substance Abuse Providers

The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) is committed to working together to support organizations, groups and individuals that prevent and alleviate the profound personal, social and economic consequences of alcoholism and substance use disorder in New York State. ASAP represents the interests of the largest alcoholism and substance use prevention, treatment, recovery, research and training providers in the country.