Governor Names Michael Townsend New York Power Authority Trustee

Michael Saltzman

February 10, 2004


Governor George E. Pataki announced Tuesday the appointment of Michael J. Townsend, of Fairport, as a trustee of the New York Power Authority. He replaces Gerard D. DiMarco on the board.

Townsend has been a principal attorney at the firm of Gates & Adams PC in Rochester since 1995.

He is a graduate of the University of Maine and the Western New England School of Law, where he earned his JD degree with distinction.

Townsend is a director with the Tobacco Settlement financing Corp.; counsel to the Monroe County Industrial Development Agency; counsel to the Greater Rochester Outdoor Sports Facility; director, New York State Mortgage Bond Bank Agency; in-house counsel to Regional Transit Authority; counsel to Monroe County Empire Zone; and deputy counsel to the Rochester Sports Authority.

He is a member of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations. In addition, he is on the board of directors of the Fairport Little League and the Friends of the Family Court.

Townsend, who was confirmed by the State Senate, has a term that runs until May 6, 2006.