Southern Tier West's Local Government & Community Assistance Program assists municipal officials to enhance their skills and competencies through technical assistance and training programs. CAP Membership is designed to make it easy and cost-effective for you to participate in our activities.
Corporate Sponsorship is offered to our local businesses allowing them to partnership with STW, enabling them to market their products and services to local governments face-to-face.
Advertisement, reserved exhibit space, and free registration at Houghton
CORPORATE SUPPORTER - $275 At this level of participation you will receive:
Advertisement and recognition in the Southern Tier West Annual Report
Link to your website on Southern Tier West’s website homepage
Advertisement and reduced exhibit price of $250 at Houghton
Municipal Officials Training
February: Powers & Duties for Newly Elected & Incumbent Officials
June: Annual Local Government Conference at Houghton College
September/October: Fall Planning & Zoning Training
* Other training classes requested by local officials can be scheduled throughout the year.
2023 CAP Membership/Membership Services
Southern Tier West's Community Assistance Program (CAP) provides training, capacity building, skill development opportunities for local officials; building and hosting municipal websites, and records management to the region’s units of local government.
(CAP) Membership is offered to local governments within Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties. You can obtain the following services through CAP Membership:
BASIC CAP MEMBERSHIP $150 Basic CAP Membership ($150) is required before you can purchase options listed below.
WEBSITE DESIGN $405 Creation of full, mobile-friendly website
WEBSITE MAINTENANCE $275
RECORDS MANAGEMENT $200 PER DAY Hands-on assistance with records inventories; reorganization and disposal of municipal records
GIS DATA COLLECTION SERVICES $50 PER HOUR Asset inventory (ex. signs, culverts, etc.); create and provide maps; host data-driven maps and data layers (ex. streets, boundaries, etc.)
DRONE DATA COLLECTION SERVICES $50 PER HOUR Aerial photography and mapping; erosion control mapping (creeks, streams, lakes)