Quasi-Public Corp. and Financing Local Development Projects

In partnership with Pace Land Use Law Center & ULI-Westchester/Fairfield
January 29, 2019
8:00am - 10:30am
The Judicial Institute at Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY

This workshop focused on using quasi-public corporations to achieve local economic development goals.  Quasi-public corporations are government-backed, private corporation with a public mandate to provide services that benefit the public. In NY State, municipalities can create a number of quasi-public corporations to support their economic development initiatives and facilitate sustainable development.  Panelists discussed  local development corporations and industrial development agencies and the tools and strategies they can employ.


Art Collins
Principal and President, Collins Enterpises
As the co-founding Principal and President of Collins Enterprises, LLC, Arthur Collins is in charge of all development activities for the company.
Luiz C. Aragon
Commissioner, Department of Development, City of New Rochelle
Luiz Aragon brings to the City of New Rochelle over two decades of governmental experience in NYC and upstate NY
Darius Chafizadeh
Partner, Harris Beach PLLC
Mr. Chafizadeh serves as the Office Managing Partner of the White Plains Office of the law firm, Harris Beach PLLC.
Norma Drummond
Commissioner of Planning, Westchester County
Norma Drummond is the Commissioner of Planning for Westchester County and has almost 30 years of experience administering community development and affordable housing programs for Westchester County.
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Carl Fulgenzi
Supervisor, Town of Mt. Pleasant
Carl Fulgenzi has been a Member of the Mt. Pleasant IDA since 1989 and Chairman since 2015.
Ken Wray
Mayor of Sleepy Hollow
A resident of Sleepy Hollow since 1996, Ken Wray was elected Village Trustee in 2007 and elected Village Mayor in 2009.