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Martin Dilan Named to the New Technology and Innovative Committee

By EastBrooklyn Staff
In It’s Official
Jan 20th, 2017

East New York’s representative in the NYS Senate, Martin Malave Dilan was was named to the new Senate Select Committee on Technology and Innovation. This newly formed 11-member, bi-partisan committee is tasked with supporting the growth and development of technology businesses and broaden career opportunities statewide.

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for me and the constituents of the 18th Senate District. Brooklyn is well represented in the fields of technology and innovation. I welcome the opportunity to give our start-ups and new technologies a voice in the larger movement to share their ingenuity and experience throughout the state and beyond socio-economic divides,” said Senator Dilan.

The committee will begin by exploring the current and future needs of New York’s technology sector then shape new policy that will both strengthen economic development and create jobs by increasing access to technology programs. The committee will also collaborate with state agencies and outside sponsors to open new opportunities to otherwise marginalized New Yorkers such as, veterans, disabled individuals, minorities and women.

The Senate’s Select Committee on Technology and Innovation, is chaired by Senator George A. Amedore, Jr. (R-C-I, Rotterdam). Sitting members include: Elaine Phillips (R-C, Manhasset); Chris Jacobs (R-C-I, Buffalo); Thomas Croci (R, Sayville); James L. Seward (R-C-I-Ref., Oneonta); Patty Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton); Jesse Hamilton (D, Brooklyn); Brad Hoylman (D-WF, Manhattan); Kevin S. Parker (D-WF, Brooklyn); and Toby Ann Stavisky (D, Flushing).

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