Thursday, February 17, 2011

Matthew J. Driscoll to Address Albany Roundtable on March 9





Matthew J. Driscoll, President and CEO of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, will address the Albany Roundtable on Wednesday, March 9.

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. A vegetarian option will be available.

The NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) provides low-cost capital and expert technical assistance for environmental projects in New York State. EFC helps public and private entities comply with federal and State environmental protection and quality requirements in a cost-effective manner that advances sustainable growth. The Corporation administers and finances the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Since 1990, EFC has provided over $14.5 billion in low-cost financing and grants for over 2,100 water and sewer infrastructure projects across New York State.

Matthew J. Driscoll became the President and CEO of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation in January 2010. From 2001 through 2009, Mr. Driscoll served as the 52nd Mayor of the City of Syracuse, where his tenure was distinguished by his environmental and sustainability initiatives. As Mayor, Mr. Driscoll’s action plan for energy conservation, sustainability initiatives, and environmental protection efforts earned Syracuse the title of “The Emerald City” and recognition by Popular Science magazine as one of the Nation’s greenest cities (ranked #17).

Reservations for the March 9 luncheon are required by Monday, March 7 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 “Lark Street Shopping Spree” by dropping a business card at the registration table.




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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dr. Douglas North, The Albany Academies to Speak Feb. 9

Dr. Douglas North, Head of School of The Albany Academies will address the Albany Roundtable on Wednesday, February 9.

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.

Dr. North was appointed Head of School of The Albany Academies on July 1, 2009 and has already posted a significant number of accomplishments, including: balancing the school budget, preparing a five-year financial plan and establishing a firm identify for the institution – comprised of Albany Academy for Girls and The Albany Academy.

A graduate of The Albany Academy, North has a doctorate degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

For the past two decades, he served as a successful university president. Before returning to the Academies, Dr. North was the President of Alaska Pacific University – a liberal arts and professional university that emphasizes experiential and active learning – in Anchorage, Alaska. He also served as President of Prescott College, an independent liberal arts college in Prescott, Arizona.

Reservations for the February 9 luncheon are required by Monday, February 7 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 by dropping a business card at the registration table.

For additional information visit http://www.albanyroundtable.com/ or http://www.albanyroundtable.blogspot.com/ .