Our primary service is training. We are on the road with our workshops, traveling all over New York State each year. We schedule the majority of our training sessions in the spring, from late March through May, and in the fall during the months of September and October.
- Managing a Highway Department
- Roadway and Roadside Drainage
- Snow and Ice Control
- Stormwater Management
The cost to attend a workshop is $50. Engineering workshops may be more. Credit cards now accepted. Call 607-255-8033 for more info! The $50 registration fee includes lunch, breaks and course materials. Preference is given to local highway and public works employees. To accommodate as many municipalities as possible, we guarantee up to 3 registrants per organization, as space allows. All others will be waitlisted. If space is available two weeks prior to the workshop, we will register those waitlisted in order of date received.
Please submit registrations at least two weeks prior to the workshop. At two weeks out, if the registration numbers are low, we have to cancel to avoid paying a penalty to the facility and caterer. If we cancel a workshop, and you have submitted payment, we will contact you about the refund procedure.
If you must cancel your registration, please call us at least 3 business days prior to the workshop date to avoid payment. This allows us to adjust our food order or offer your place to someone on our waiting list. Substitutes are welcome at any time.
How do we plan where to hold our workshops?
In November of each year the Local Roads program staff plans up to 60 training events. We decide the locations of our workshops based on several factors:
- Preference to counties where we did not have training the previous year.
- Preference to counties where we scheduled a course, but canceled due to low registration.
- Consideration of counties where we have not previously offered a topic.
- Accommodation of counties where we have received a request for a workshop.