Posted by Medvis Jackson
on Dec 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
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On Thursday, November 29th, the Downtown Alliance hosted the annual Exceptional Leadership Awards breakfast for seven individuals who have “who have helped make life better for residents, workers and visitors in Lower Manhattan.”
These New York City leadership awards were bestowed upon the seven civic leaders at a tribute and recognition breakfast held at the Downtown Association (located on 60 Pine Street in the Financial District). This is the 11th year that the Downtown Alliance, New York City’s largest and most prominent Business Improvement District organization, has hosted this annual awards event.
The 2012 honorees of the Downtown Alliance’s Exceptional Leadership Awards
The president of Downtown Alliance, Elizabeth H. Berger, acknowledged the importance of the “tireless dedication to restoring Lower Manhattan to the world class neighborhood” of the award winners during her address to all in attendance that morning. She also highlighted the critical nature of such dedication to the neighborhood during the “recent weeks, [when] Lower Manhattan faced significant challenges in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.”
The seven 2012 Exceptional Leadership Awards honorees are:
- Sean Wilson, CB Richard Ellis. Wilson is a Senior Research Analyst for the Midtown South and Downtown office markets and has routinely contributed industry-specific information about Lower Manhattan’s growing media industry.
- Yume Kitasei, Office of Council Member Margaret S. Chin. As the Director of Budget and Legislation, Kitasei is a chief adviser on legislation and represents the council member at community meetings.
- Seth Myers, New York City Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects. Myers serves as Senior Project Manager wherein he manages planning, design and construction elements of multiple projects in Lower Manhattan, and collaborates with government agencies, public authorities and stakeholders to solve environmental review, budgetary, regulatory and technical issues.
- Dr. Robert Corrigan, Ph.D., New York City Department of Health. Dr. Corrigan is a Scientist and Rodentologist, and has been active in scientific approaches to controlling rodents for more than two and a half years. His research and publications on pest control earned him a 2005 Environmental Protection Agency Award.
- Glenn Guzi, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Guzi is a Program Director within the Government Relations Department at the Port and serves as the lead on all issues involving Lower Manhattan, the World Trade Center, and all government and community issues as they relate to the Port’s subsidiary, and the PATH.
- Det. Thomas Moran, New York City Police Department. Detective Moran serves as the Community Affairs Officer with the NYPD’s First Precinct where he addresses constituent issues regarding public safety in Lower Manhattan.
- David Ng, Pan Am Equities. Ng serves as Construction and Design Coordinator at Pan Am Equities and has worked with the Downtown Alliance and the city’s Dept. of Transportation to establish the Water and Whitehall Plaza.