A variety of local leaders took part in SUNY Broome’s 10th Annual Ethics Conference on Friday.
The theme of this year’s event was the Ethics of Politics.
The conference kicked off with a discussion of the ethics of campaigning.
Moderated by Arthur Suggs, the panel included County Executive Jason Garnar, Town of Dickinson Councilwoman Sharon Exley, Minority Leader for the County Legislator Mary Kaminsky and Binghamton City Councilman Giovanni Scaringi.
SUNY Broome Vice President for Student Development Carol Ross says she hopes this year’s event helps show students the importance of staying engaged in politics. “So often we try to push you and push you to pay attention to what’s happening on a national level. But you must also think about what’s happening locally. But you also need to remember and think about what’s going on in international politics because believe it or not it impacts you as well.”
After the discussion, there were breakout sessions and film screenings.
The Ethics Conference was capped off with a dinner and keynote address from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo.