Author Topic: NYS Canal Corporation Features New Environmental Sustainability Engineer - Meet Kimberly O'Rourke  (Read 41 times)

Doug K

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Let's not bring up individuals by name please. After all we all know what they say...  "it takes a Community to raise a Dam Denialist".

And it really doesn't matter that some social media group opposes canal maintenance, now that the NYS canal Corporation has decided to move "full speed ahead" on their Public Safety improvement effort on "canal infrastructure".

I do believe we are seeing a change in the workforce dynamic at the NYS Canal Corporation. After being forced over past years, by prior ownerships, to "sit on their hands about canal safety", the Canal Corp employees are finally able to do their jobs WITH the wholesale support of their new management, New York Power Authority (NYPA).

NYPA is the first leadership to recogize the inherent danger of not doing proper inspections of the canal's embankments, and also the issues that might be raised trying to hide that danger from the public, the way past Canal Systems owners have done.

You see the change with communication across all social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

You see the workforce talent being highlighted, maybe for the first time in NYS Canals, and new ideas for canal use are being created.

You see the new change when you talk to Canal Employees, in the office or on the Empire Trail. They are busy, and for the first time in a long time, excited about a brighter future.

And you also see a few canal corporation "old timers" leaving, maybe the NYSCC is losing some talent, but maybe just losing some "deadwood & anchors" to overall progress.

Time will tell...
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