Center for Regional Excellence
4039 Route 219, Suite 200
Salamanca, NY 14779

Phone: (716) 945-5301
Fax: (716) 945-5550

2019 Local Government
Corporate Sponsors
Gernatt Asphalt Products
Williamson Law Book Company

2019 Local Government
Corporate Supporters
Applied Business Systems, Inc.

Comp Alliance
Clark Patterson Lee
E&M Engineers & Surveyors
G&G Municipal Consulting
Larson Design Group
MRB Group
Young Explosives

CAP - Community Assistance

2019 CAP Members
2018 CAP Members


Staff Contact: Sarah Phearsdorf (716) 945-5301 Ext. 2200  

Local Government-Related Links
'2019 CAP Members
'2019 CAP Membership Invoice
'2019 Corporate Sponsorship Invoice
'Annual Local Government Conference
'Annual Planning & Zoning Training
'Other Upcoming Training

Southern Tier West's Community Assistance Program (CAP) assists local governments to enhance skills and competencies of officials through technical assistance and training programs.  

Technical assistance takes us in many directions from providing contacts or publications to helping with issues, giving hands-on assistance, and basic things such as talking and/or meeting with municipal officials.      

Training is provided in February: a Powers & Duties Training Session for newly elected and incumbent officials; in May at the Local Government Conference at Houghton College providing four tracks, 11 classes per track for clerks, board members, highway superintendents, code enforcement officers, water operators, justices, court clerks, and planning and zoning board members; and in the Fall (Oct/Nov) -  Planning and Zoning Training.

Records Management is also offered through the CAP Program.  STW began working with records management in 1990 as a coordinator and grant writer for cooperative NYS Archives Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund grant applications within Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties.  STW can provide hands-on assistance in records inventory, disposal, and reorganization.

CAP Membership

'Basic Membership $150 per year
(you recieve reduced prices to STW Training events and a front-page website with a domain name and listing of your local officials)

You must purchase the Basic CAP Membership, then you can add any of the following options:

'Website Design (one-time cost) $250
'Website Maintenance $150 per year
'Records Management $200 per day
'Cemetery GPS'd .20 per stone

Municipalities within Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties can become a CAP member to help support the Local Government Program.  Membership cost $150 per year, which gives the participating municipality discounted prices for training, a listing on the Southern Tier West website, a one-page listing of basic government information and municipal domain name, and a certificate of appreciation.

Other options once you have the basic membership include website design $250 one-time fee (an interactive website will be created by STW staff with input and information provided by the municipality; STW will host the website and obtain the URL); website maintenance $150 per year (for those who already have an interactive website created by STW and want to continue updating information on your site); records management $200 per day (STW provides records management assistance that may include inventory, re-boxing, labeling, storage organization, file management, etc.)

Corporate Sponsorship
This program was created to allow our partners utilization of marketing through STW to a targeted market both in terms of product and personal contact.  This approach allows STW not only to help our local governments by putting them in contact with vendors day-to-day vital operations, but also allows us to market our local businesses in such a manner as to encourage regional cooperation at the municipal business level.  Sponsorship is offered through two options: Corporate Sponsors and Corporate Supporters.

Corporate Sponsors pay a yearly fee of $1000, which includes 3 free registrations to STW training events; free reserved exhibitor space at STW training events; advertisement in training materials; a link to your website off the STW website, and recognition in STW's Annual Report.  

Corporate Supporters pay a yearly fee of $275, which includes a reduced exhibitor price of $250 at STW training events; advertisement in training materials; and a link to your website off the STW website.