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ABOUT US

The New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization comprised of current Senate and Assembly members promoting the rich history and contributions of their Italian heritage.

The Conference recognizes and celebrates Italian-American heritage with events, scholarships, legislation, and community partnerships. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly to contribute to the greater good.

 
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ASSEMBLYMAN

EDWARD RA

President

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SENATOR  
ALESSANDRA BIAGGI

Vice President

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ASSEMBLYMAN
PETER ABBATE, JR.

Treasurer

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ASSEMBLYMAN
ANGELO MORINELLO

Secretary

 

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY CONFERENCE MEMBERS

Thomas Abinanti (Assembly)

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (Senate)

Joseph Angelino (Assembly)
Michael Benedetto (Assembly)
George Borrello (Senate)

William Colton (Assembly)
Joseph DeStefano (Assembly)

Michael Durso (Assembly)
Patrick Gallivan (Senate)

Jarett Gandolfo (Assembly)

Jodi Giglio (Assembly)
Joseph Giglio (Assembly)

Joseph Griffo (Senate)

Peter Harckham (Senate)

Andrew Lanza (Senate)

Michael Lawler (Assembly)

Donna Lupardo (Assembly)

William Magnarelli (Assembly)

Mike Martucci (Senate)
John McDonald (Assembly)
John Mikulin (Assembly)

Catherine Nolan (Assembly)

Phil Palmesano (Assembly)

Anthony Palumbo (Senate)

Julia Salazar (Senate)

Angelo Santabarbara (Assembly)

Diane Savino (Senate)

Colin Schmitt (Assembly)

Gina Sillitti (Assembly)

JoAnne Simon (Assembly)

Albert Stirpe (Assembly)

James Tedisco (Senate)

Monica Wallace (Assembly)

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:
Neil Breslin (Senate)
Marianne Buttenschon (Assembly)
Amy Paulin (Assembly)
Michael Reilly (Assembly)

 
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ITALIAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE DINNER 
MAY 24, 2021

Members of the Italian-American Conference of State Legislators enjoyed an evening together at the Italian Community Center in Troy, NY. We were disappointed to have to cancel our Annual Italian Festa but we were excited to gather together and acknowledge this year's four scholarship recipients via Zoom. We are looking forward to the 2022 Festa event.


Thank you to our friends at the ICC for their outstanding food and hospitality.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Read About Our 2021 Recipients Below

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find strategies to help our youth and their families. Raising funds for our annual college scholarships is something that we take very seriously. Click on our Donate link to learn more about how you can help future applicants or the Scholarship link to submit your own application.

MATTHEW ZUCKERBERG

2021 SENATOR JOHN J. MARCHI MEMORIAL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Matthew Zuckerberg is a 2021 graduate of the Law Academy at Tottenville High School. Matthew maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his high school career. He will be attending the University at Albany in the School of Business.

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NICHOLAS DI MARIA

2021 SENATOR JOHN J. MARCHI MEMORIAL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Nicholas DiMaria will be attending St. John Fisher College this fall with the goal of becoming a pharmacist.

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JULIANNA APODIACOS

2021 ASSEMBLYMAN JAMES D. CONTE MEMORIAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Julianna Apodiacos is a 2021 graduate of Xaverian High School. She will be attending Hofstra University.

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LIANNA BOIANO

2021 ASSEMBLYMAN JAMES D. CONTE MEMORIAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Lianna Boiano is 2021 graduate of Eastchester High School. In the fall, she will be attending Fordham University as a major in biological sciences with the intensions of becoming a dentist.

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HONOREES

Check Out Our Most Recent Honorees Below

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BURT YOUNG

Actor, Author and Painter

MARIA MILITO

Q-104.3 I-Heart Radio Personality & DJ, Author and Animal Advocate

GINA ARGENTO

Owner, Broadway Stages-Film/TV Production Stages in NY

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ANTHONY ARGENTO

Owner, Broadway Stages-Film/TV Production Stages

TOM SESTITO

Professional Hockey Player, Free Agent, formerly with Philadelphia Flyers

TIM SESTITO

Former Professional Hockey Player, Edmonton 
Oilers and NJ Devils

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VINCENT "VINNY" ALBANESE

Director of Policy and Public Affairs, LIUNA

 

Future Events

  • Italian-American Day at the Races
    Italian-American Day at the Races
    Thu, Aug 19
    Saratoga Race Course
    Aug 19, 12:00 PM
    Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Join Us for a fun-filled day of horse racing, Italian food and drink, entertainment and more.
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  • Festa Italia (CANCELLED)
    Festa Italia (CANCELLED)
    Mon, May 24
    Italian Community Ctr 1450 Fifth Ave Troy
    May 24, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Italian Community Ctr 1450 Fifth Ave Troy
    Our annual evening celebration offers attendees authentic Italian cuisine and refreshments, a competitive bocci tournament and live music.
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  • Mulberry Street Fair (CANCELLED)
    Mulberry Street Fair (CANCELLED)
    Mon, May 24
    WELL of the Legislative Office Building
    May 24, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    WELL of the Legislative Office Building, 198 State St, Albany, NY 12210, USA
    Free and open to the public featuring samples of authentic Italian pastries, foods, live music and more. A small ceremony to recognize Honorees and scholarship recipients kicks off the event.
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"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

Michelangelo

 

Room 839 Legislative Office Building
Albany NY 12248

518-455-2322