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Source: Long Island Business News

LI leaders honored for smart growth


Posted: June 20, 2011
Originally Published: June 16, 2011

Civic leaders, developers and elected officials from across Long Island will be among the 600 people expected to attend the 10th annual Smart Growth Awards from Vision Long Island on Friday.

The event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury will honor state Sen. Carl Marcellino and State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt for regional leadership; Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone for Wyandanch Rising; Mayor Paul Pontieri for housing in the Village of Patchogue; Adrienne Esposito of Citizens Campaign for the Environment for open space; John Durso and Roger Clayman of the Long Island Federation of Labor for transportation; and Kelly Douglas of West Islip High School and Jim Rhodes of Dowling College for youth leadership.

Other awardees include the Caithness Long Island Energy Center, Bishop Harrison Hale of Cornerstore Church of God in Christ, the Atlantis Marine World’s Hyatt Place in Riverhead, the Glen Cove Piazza project by Jobco Realty & Construction, Westbury Theater Project by Lowe Properties and the Town of Brookhaven for the Portion Road Land Use Plan for Lake Ronkonkoma and Farmingville.

The awards will feature keynote speaker New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and an address by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

This event will highlight the efforts of these leaders in government, private sector and the community that exemplify Smart Growth principles in areas such as transportation, mix of land uses, housing options, open space preservation, clean energy, compact design, revitalization, sense of place, and planning.