NYPA Trustees to Meet in Buffalo: Public Is
Invited To Participate In New “Open Microphone” Format
November 13, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BUFFALO—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Trustees will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 19. The
location and the time for the meeting have changed. The trustee
meeting will be held at 12 p.m. noon at the Buffalo Conference
Center, Six Fountain Plaza, Conference Room G, on the second floor,
in Buffalo, N.Y. In accordance with the New York State Open Meetings
Law, the public is invited to attend.
This forum, however, marks the first time that members of the public
are invited to participate by speaking at the meeting to the members
of the NYPA Board of Trustees. Any individuals wishing to address
the trustees at the meeting are asked to contact the Power Authority
at (914) 287-3035. Remarks will be limited to five minutes.
The Western New York venue and the new open format mark the first of
many efforts the Power Authority will undertake under the leadership
of its new president and chief executive officer, Richard M. Kessel,
to be more transparent and accessible to the public.
In fulfillment of the pledge to continue holding trustee meetings
around the state, Mr. Kessel also indicated that the December
trustee meeting will be held in Utica, New York, on December 16.
Mr. Kessel will continue to work with Acting Chairman Michael J.
Townsend and the other members of the NYPA Board to schedule future
trustee meetings in various regions of the state. In making this
commitment, Mr. Kessel pledged to hold a trustee meeting early next
year in Niagara County where NYPA operates the Niagara Power
Project, which produces over 2,400 megawatts of electricity that
supports more than 45,000 jobs in Western New York.
Individuals unable to attend the trustee meetings can view them via
the Internet by visiting the Power Authority’s website at
www.nypa.gov and clicking on “Meetings and Webcasts,” near the
center of the page, and then another link entitled “Watch Live.” In
addition, individuals are able to participate via videoconference by
visiting the NYPA White Plains Office at 123 Main Street, 16th Floor
Executive Conference Room, White Plains, N.Y. Contact Angela Graves
■ 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
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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