FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES SIX APPOINTMENTS TO LOWER MANHATTAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the City's six new appointments to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) Board. The LMDC is the joint State-City Corporation formed to oversee the revitalization of Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. The appointees are Deputy Mayor for Economic Development & Rebuilding Daniel L. Doctoroff, Deputy Mayor for Operations Marc V. Shaw, Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark, City Planning Director Amanda M. Burden, Association for a Better New York (ABNY) Chairman William Rudin and Verizon Communications Vice Chairman and President Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr. These six appointments join the Mayor's other two appointees Trinity Real Estate President Carl Weisbrod (formerly Alliance for Downtown New York President) and Greenberg Traurig, LLP attorney Robert M. Harding.
"Every initiative that I outlined in our vision for revitalizing Lower Manhattan is being implemented as shown by the commercial vitality, new parks, active construction projects and growing residential community that have given the area new life," said Mayor Bloomberg. "Lower Manhattan, both on and off of the World Trade Center site, is and will continue to be a top priority of mine. To that end, I am appointing a mixture of top members of my Administration as well as civic and business leaders to further our efforts. Each one of these individuals is incredibly accomplished and I am confident that they will serve the City's interests well as they help guide our efforts to build a Lower Manhattan of the future."
"The Mayor's appointments will infuse new energy into our rebuilding process. These outstanding appointments ensure that the city government and the business community are even more directly represented in our efforts," said LMDC President Stefan Pryor. "We are grateful for the involvement of these distinguished individuals and look forward to working for and with them in fulfilling our collective rebuilding goals."
The LMDC is a joint State-City corporation formed by the Governor and Mayor to oversee the rebuilding and revitalization of Lower Manhattan. The LMDC Board, chaired by John C. Whitehead, is governed by a 16-member Board of Directors - eight appointed by the Governor, eight appointed by the Mayor.
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