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Monday, December 19, 2011

Mayor Jennings to Speak on January 11

ALBANY, NY - December 16, 2011 - Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings will address the first Albany Roundtable luncheon of 2012 on Wednesday, January 11.

Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are held at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, and are open to the public.

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 Albany 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.

The Mayor will discuss the city's recently completed comprehensive plan which will help determine what lies ahead for Albany. Albany2030 looks 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, development of the plan has engaged hundreds of citizens in all aspects of city life: housing, recreation, transportation, sustainability, infrastructure, and more.

The cost for the luncheon is $15, which may be paid at the door. The University Club will serve lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations for the January 11 luncheon are required by Monday, January 9 and may be made by calling 518-431-1400 (the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to

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