March 6, 2014
|8:30am - 10:00am
180 Maiden Lane
New York, NY
Conference Room 38 F&G
Stroock is proud to host another in its exciting series of Government Leadership Forums. Please join us to see and hear from our Borough Presidents as they assess the Mayor’s priorities, comment on land-use projects in their borough, advocate borough needs in the annual budget process, appoint Community Boards, and chair the Borough Boards.
Robert Abrams, former New York State Attorney General and Chair of Stroock’s Government Relations Practice, and Jerry H. Goldfeder, Stroock Special Counsel and Election Law attorney, will moderate the program.
Ross F. Moskowitz, Stroock Partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, will introduce the program.
Registration will be filled on a first come first served basis.
Eric Adams was elected to serve as Brooklyn Borough President in November 2013. He has spent the last 30 years serving the city he grew up in, improving and protecting the lives of New Yorkers as a police officer, legislator and builder of successful coalitions. Eric Adams retired from the NYPD in 2006 to represent Brooklyn in the State Senate, marshaling a diverse coalition in support of his candidacy. He was re-elected to a fourth Senate term in November 2012. (Click here to read full biography.)
Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President. She represented the Upper West Side and northern Clinton in the New York City Council from 2002 to 2013. Prior to her election to the City Council, she served as Project Manager for the NYC Nonprofits Project at CUNY’s Graduate Center, and worked for the Telesis Corporation, a private firm that builds affordable housing in New York City. From 1994-1998, she was New York City Deputy Public Advocate for Intergovernmental Affairs. (Click here to read full biography.)
Ruben Diaz Jr. was elected Bronx Borough President in the Special Election on April 21st, 2009. He previously served in the New York State Assembly since 1997, representing the 85th Assembly District. In the State Assembly, Ruben Diaz Jr. served as Chair of the Committee on Election Law and on the Assembly’s Standing Committees on Education, Ways & Means, Children and Families, Environmental Conservation and Transportation. (Click here to read full biography.)
Melinda Katz is the 19th Queens Borough President. Ms. Katz was first elected in 1993 to the New York State Assembly. Ms. Katz went on to serve many of the same neighborhoods in the City Council, including Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and parts of Maspeth, South Elmhurst and Richmond Hill. Upon taking office, Ms. Katz was appointed Chair of the Land Use Committee. Under her leadership, and in collaboration with the Council and Administration, the committee secured private-sector partnerships that led to the creation of over 15,000 units of affordable housing and also paved the way for important developments citywide, including the Downtown Jamaica Redevelopment, Highline, Hudson Yards and the extension of the #7 train line to the far west side. (Click here to read full biography.)
James S. Oddo is the Staten Island Borough President. He was first elected to represent the people of the 50th Council District in a February 1999 special election to fill the seat of his predecessor and mentor John Fusco. Before being elected to the Council, Minority Leader Oddo served as chief of staff for Mr. Fusco and Legal Counsel for former Minority Leader Thomas V. Ognibene. In 2002, he was unanimously selected to serve as Minority Leader by the Council’s Republican delegation. (Click here to read full biography.)
For additional details about the event, click here to read our press release.
Stroock Breakfast Forum – See the Five Borough Presidents in Action: What is their Agenda for 2014?
We hope you were able to join us at the Stroock Government Relations Breakfast Forum- See the Five Borough Presidents in Action: What is their Agenda for 2014? Please take a few minutes to enjoy some of the photographs that were taken that morning. Click here to view.