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N.Y. Power Authority Co-Sponsors Seminar on Strategic Planning on March 8

Contact:
Joseph G. Leary
718-626-8239
914-390-8187
joseph.leary@nypa.gov

March 6, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ASTORIA—The New York Power Authority will co-sponsor a free seminar:  Public Art as a Strategic Planning Tool: Shaping Community Identity, Leveraging Funding and Influencing Development from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, the ground floor auditorium of the Museum of the City of New York.

Panelists will include Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Savona Bailey McClain, Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund, Inc.; Cathie Behrend, Acting Director, Percent for Art, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs; Bonnie Harkens, Urban Designer, Nautilus International Development Consulting, Inc.; and Kendal Henry, Public Art Consultant. Stephanie Simon, the Arts Reporter and Producer of NY1 News will moderate the panel.

Co-sponsors include: the American Institute of Architects, NY Chapter; the American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter; the Association for Hispanic Arts; the Harlem Arts Alliance; the Preservation League of New York State; the West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. and the Museum of the City of New York,

While the event is free, attendees must RSVP either to programs@mcny.org  or by calling 212-534-1672 X 3393. A reception will follow the seminar in the first floor rotunda.

About NYPA:

■     NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■      NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating plants in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. 

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