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
Judicial Institute at Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY
Members: $30
Non-Members: $30

Quasi-Public Corporations and Financing Local Development Projects

This workshop will focus 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 will discuss  local development corporations and industrial development agencies and the tools and strategies they can employ.

Target audience:

Local government officials, planners, developers, consultants


8:00 am registration & breakfast
8:30-10:30 am program/panel



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. His responsibilities include sourcing new projects as well as budgeting, design, construction and timely delivery of the company’s redevelopment and development initiatives in all markets.
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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; and the momentum necessary to prepare our City for the next phase in our history. His broad expertise includes community development, economic development and revitalization, housing, planning, transportation, and environmental management.
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Darius Chafizadeh
Darius represents both private and public sector clients in all facets of litigation, has tried numerous civil and criminal cases (jury and non-jury) to verdict in both state and federal courts and has argued countless appeals before state and federal appellate courts, including the Appellate Divisions of the State of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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Norma Drummond
Commissioner of Planning, Westchester County
Norma Drummond is the Commissioner of Planning for Westchester County. With almost 30 years of experience administering community development and affordable housing programs for Westchester County, she provides direct assistance to the municipalities, developers and non-profit agencies, helping them identify and address the needs of their low and moderate income residents and neighborhoods.
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Carl Fulgenzi
Supervisor, Town of Mt. Pleasant
Mr. Fulgenzi, was born and raised in Hawthorne, New York and now resides in Pleasantville with his wife Stacy. He is the father of two sons, William and Alexander, and this past summer was blessed with a grandson. Carl Fulgenzi served as Town Councilman of the Town of Mount Pleasant from 1990 to 1994 and from 2007 until the present time becoming Deputy Supervisor in January 2011.
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