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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mayor Jennings to address Roundtable on 1/14/09

Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings will address the first Albany Roundtable luncheon of 2009 on Wednesday, January 14.

Mayor Gerald D. Jennings is the 74th Mayor of the City of Albany. First elected in 1993, he is currently serving his fourth term as Mayor of New York's Capital City. Born in North Albany, Jennings had a 21-year career as a teacher and high school administrator for the Albany City School District and served 13 years on the Common Council representing the 11th Ward.

The Mayor has successfully established collaborative partnerships with New York State, the business community, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations that have produced new development projects representing more than $2 billion in new investment since 1994.

KeyBank N.A. is sponsoring the January 14 luncheon. "We are delighted to support the efforts of the Albany Roundtable to offer a platform for lively discussion of timely ideas and opinions," said Mitchell Miller, Senior Vice President, KeyBank. "Sponsorship of events like this is just one way that KeyBank strives to improve the quality of life and economic vibrancy of the places where our customers, employees and shareholders live and work."

Under Mayor Jennings' leadership, the City of Albany received the prestigious City Livability Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Mayor was also recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and by the National Council for Urban Economic Development for public-private partnerships. Albany's programs, initiatives and successes have served as models nationwide for effective local government.

Reservations for the January 14 Luncheon are required by Monday, January 12 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (the reservations hotline of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail .

The luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $12 for those who register on or before January 12, and $15 at the door. The buffet lunch begins at 12:00 noon and concludes at 1:00 p.m. It is held in the third floor former court room of the Old Federal Building, now part of SUNY Plaza at the foot of State Street.

For additional information call Colleen Ryan at 518-428-9348 or visit or .