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Friday, December 24, 2010

Mayor Jennings to Speak at Jan. 12 Luncheon

ALBANY, NY – December 22, 2010 – Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings will address the first Albany Roundtable luncheon of 2011 on Wednesday, January 12.

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

Mayor Gerald D. Jennings was elected the 74th Mayor of the City of Albany in 1993. 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 2010, Albany began work on the development of a comprehensive plan which will help determine what lies ahead for the Capital City. Albany2030 will look forward twenty years, while at the same time considering where the city is now and where it’s been. Through a series of public meetings, the plan will address all aspects of city life: housing, recreation, transportation, sustainability, infrastructure, and more.

KeyBank N.A. is sponsoring the January 12 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 12 luncheon are required by Monday, January 10 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (through the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail at .

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 by dropping a business card at the registration table.