Monday, January 25, 2010

Kirsten Keefe, Consumer Housing Attorney, to Address Albany Roundtable on 2/10

Empire Justice Center attorney to discuss predatory lending, foreclosure issues

ALBANY, NY – January 25, 2010 – Kirsten Keefe, a senior staff attorney with the Consumer Housing, C.A.S.H. and Community Development Unit in the Albany office of the Empire Justice Center, will address the Albany Roundtable on Wednesday, February 10.

She will discuss the subprime and foreclosure crisis as it relates to New York State, and outline the innovative steps the state has taken to help homeowners in terms of foreclosure prevention.

The Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are now held at the historic University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, but remain open to the public.

Kirsten works on anti-predatory lending initiatives and is a member of the HomeSave Coalition of the Capital Region. Lately she has been focusing on policy and legislative work on the state and federal levels. She is also frequent trainer of counselors and lawyers on consumer law issues and taught consumer law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University.

Kirsten is also the founding director of Americans for Fairness in Lending, a national message campaign to raise awareness of abusive lending practices and push for regulation and was appointed in 2009 as a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council.

Reservations for the February 10 luncheon are required by Monday, February 8 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (through the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail at albanyroundtable@yahoo.com .

The luncheon is open to the public and the cost is $15. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. All luncheon participants are invited to enter the Roundtable Raffle for a unique gift donated by master woodworker Peter Leue.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mayor Gerald D. Jennings to Address Albany Roundtable

First civic luncheon of 2010 slated for Wednesday, January 13

ALBANY, NY – December 17, 2009 – Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings will address the first Albany Roundtable luncheon of 2010 on Wednesday, January 13.

The Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are now held at the historic University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, but remain open to the public.
Mayor Gerald D. Jennings is the 74th Mayor of the City of Albany. First elected in 1993, he is about to embark on his fifth 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 $6 billion in new investment since 1994.

In 2009, Albany once again captured the title of All-America City. Albany’s rich history and culture, proven civic engagement and youth programming embodied the goals of this prestigious award from the National Civic League, which is a testament to the many efforts that take place throughout the community to improve the quality of life for all our residents.

KeyBank N.A. is sponsoring the January 13 luncheon. “Key is pleased to provide charitable support to area cultural and educational resources, to volunteer efforts that help build local neighborhoods and livelihoods, and to civic leadership,” said Mitchell Miller, Senior Vice President, KeyBank. “Key’s success – and the success of our communities – is one and the same.”

Reservations for the January 13 luncheon are required by Monday, January 11 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (through the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail at albanyroundtable@yahoo.com .

The luncheon is open to the public and the cost is $15. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. All luncheon participants are invited to enter the Roundtable Raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Pearl Grant Richman’s in Stuyvesant Plaza.

For additional information visit www.albanyroundtable.com or www.albanyroundtable.blogspot.com .