Director's Welcome

Whether you are visiting us as a planner, an exhibitor, an attendee or a member of the community, Suffolk County Community College’s Office of Special Events is committed to making your experience with us a success.  We are here to serve the community and guide event planners throughout the special event permitting procedure.  From major conventions and  international sporting events to community-based festivals and conferences, Suffolk is proud to host hundreds of successful events each year.

 

The mission of the Office of Special Events is to promote economic growth in Suffolk County by facilitating the development of both new and existing special events. To accomplish this, the Office of Special Events is committed to providing:

• Assistance in attracting or creating new special events

 • An efficient, user-friendly special event permits process

• A centralized operational planning process for new and major special events.

 

We encourage cooperation and collaboration not only interdepartmentally, but externally through the coordination of special events. We are responsible for ensuring that all necessary permits, insurances and agreements with the College are executed prior to any event that seeks the use of our facilities. We also work closely with the College’s General Counsel and Risk Management professionals to ensure the safety of all college employees and members of the public who may participate or be present during any event.

 

-Neftali Collazo

      College Director for Special Events