Gov. Cuomo expected to appear in Potsdam Tuesday; access limited, security expected to be tight
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 9:19 am

POTSDAM – Access will be limited and security is expected to be tight as Gov. Andrew Cuomo could be coming to Potsdam on Tuesday to make a presentation himself on his 2013 State of the State and Executive Budget.

Billed as one of the regional presentations usually made by senior staff, university officials this morning would not confirm that the governor himself is coming to the invitation-only event.

Clarkson spokesperson Mike Griffin referred all questions to to the governor’s regional staff office.

An invitation to attend the event was sent to St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce members by Kelly O. Chezum, Clarkson Vice President for External Relations. The invitation sent to Chamber of Commerce members said “Gov. Cuomo at Clarkson University on Tuesday” in the subject line.

A representative in Chezum’s office also referred all questions on the matter to the governor’s regional staff office, which is handling RSVPs.

Calls to the regional staff office this morning were not immediately returned.

Attendees have been asked to arrive half an hour early to the 11 a.m. event in the Clarkson Alumi Gym. Security is expected to be tight as attendees will be asked to provide a photo ID and the invitation is non-transferrable. RSVPs to the governor’s regional staff office are required.

Presentations have been made in several places around the state by Cuomo’s senior staff such as Dierdre K. Scozzafava of Gouverneur, appointed by Cuomo as Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government in 2010.