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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 .

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.