Hotel Room Block Selling Out – Act Today!

December 20, 2019


2020 Advocacy Day and Annual Business Meeting

February 4 – 5

If you are planning to attend the NYS Council Advocacy Day and Annual Business Meeting, The Renaissance Hotel room block is quickly selling out. For reservations call: 1-888-236-2427 or book online here.
Please also email Lauri at as soon as possible with the names and titles of individuals attending.
You can follow-up with the official registration form but we want to send you information now to assist in scheduling visits with your legislative representatives.
Details of our
NYS Council members are strongly encouraged to come to Albany on February 4-5 to attend our 2020 Advocacy Day and Annual Business Meeting. The executive budget proposal is due to be released during the third week of January making early visits with lawmakers that much more impactful!
We’ve made the logistics as easy as possible and NYS Council staff will remain available to help make arrangements so you can attend these meetings and make the most of your visits with lawmakers.
Here’s what you need to know:
  • Day 1 – Feb 4: NYS Council Business Meeting at The Renaissance Hotel from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Invited speakers include:
  • Brett Friedman, who recently joined the state Department of Health’s Office of Health Insurance Programs as Director of Strategic Initiatives, focusing on Medicaid initiatives. We look forward to introducing Mr. Friedman to our members and engaging him in conversation to share our insights and ideas, as well as our concerns, for the future of the individuals we serve each day.
  • Madhuri Kommareddi, Director of Workforce Development in the Governor’s Office, to address our members, receive our comments, and hear our serious concerns regarding workforce shortages.
  • Robert Kent, General Counsel from OASAS to join us for a wide ranging conversation including the future of OASAS Net Deficit Funding; next steps in OASAS’ continuing efforts to protect and improve access to and continuity of care for all New Yorkers; and Part 819 & 820 Residential Reform.
  • Day 2 – Feb 5: NYS Council Advocacy Day, begins at 8:30 a.m. sharp with a brief session for attendees (at The Renaissance Hotel) where we will fully prep you for the legislative meetings and provide policy documents you will need to guide discussions and leave behind with lawmakers.
Here’s what we need you to do:
If you are planning to attend the NYS Council Advocacy Day and Annual Business Meeting, please email Lauri at with the names and titles of individuals attending. We will then send you information to assist in scheduling visits with your legislative representatives.
The official registration form can be returned via regular mail with your payment for the meeting. But again, we need to know who plans to attend ASAP so we can begin assisting you with legislative meetings.
The Renaissance Hotel
144 State Street, Albany, NY
The Renaissance is conveniently located just steps away from the NYS Capitol and the Legislative Office Building in downtown Albany with public parking available for those who are driving.
Overnight Accommodations:
A block of rooms have been reserved for NYS Council members on Feb 4 at The Renaissance Hotel at a rate of $199/night. For reservations call: 1- 888-236-2427 or book online here.
Our room block is first come, first served until it is full or January 8, 2020 (whichever comes first).
If you prefer, alternative hotels that currently have overnight availability on Feb 4 include:
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
Albany – Downtown
25 Chapel Street, Albany
(Rates currently available online for Hampton Inn start at $145/night but this hotel is not located as close to The Capitol as The Renaissance Hotel)
Albany Hilton
40 Lodge Street, Albany
518 462-6611
(Rates at Albany Hilton currently available online start at $171/night)
We encourage you to make your room reservations as soon as possible since Tuesday nights are VERY busy for hotels located downtown.