Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks will give her 2008 State of the County address at 7 p.m. April 22 at Rochester Institute of Technologyâ€™s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies.
CIMS is part of RITâ€™s Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
â€œThe future of our community rests with a continued and relentless focus on sustainability and conservation, and RIT is a valued partner in turning this vision into a reality,â€ Brooks said in a statement released Monday.
Brooks and RIT president William Destler in July 2007 announced a partnership for RIT to conduct research on the countyâ€™s fleet of environmentally friendly vehicles. The research is designed to determine the impact of alternative fuels on the fleet.
â€œThe work that we are doing with Monroe County and other industry and government partners in alternative fuels and transportation systems is a great example of how university research and technology transfer can be applied to community needs,â€ Destler said.
Brooksâ€™ address will come two weeks after Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy gives his 2008 State of the City address at 7 p.m. April 7 at Hochstein School of Music and Dance.
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