PLEASE JOIN US!
Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 1st!
5:30 PM on April 1, 2014 at Treviso by Mallozzi's, 257 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany
Tickets: $45 per person (Tickets available for purchase starting March 2014)
Please join MHLC's Board of Directors for our always anticipated spring Awards Meeting. Enjoy a celebration of the friends and family who make saving special places possible! Our evening to remember will include delectable heavy hors d’oeuvres by Treviso and guest speaker, Rex Smith, of the Times Union.
The 2014 awards ceremony includes:
Open Space Preservation Leadership Award. The Open Space Preservation Leadership Award recognizes outstanding contributions by a Conservancy volunteer - - those individuals who have given outstanding time and energy to advance the mission of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.
2014 Awardee: Peter Stoj, MHLC Preserve Steward
Saving Special Places Award. This award recognizes an individual for his or her significant contribution to land conservation in our region. This contribution should be an accomplishment or series of accomplishments with lasting impact that extends beyond a single neighborhood. The outcome of the accomplishment or accomplishments should be identifiable and clearly linked to the Conservancy’s dedication to saving special places.
2014 Awardee: Alane Ball-Chinian, Regional Director of the Saratoga-Capital District NYS OPRHP
and Featured Speaker, Rex Smith, Editor of the Times Union
Rex Smith has been Editor of Albany Times Union of The Hearst Corporation since July 2002. Mr. Smith has spent over two decades in newspaper reporting and editing, including 15 in New York State's Capital Region. Since 1991, he served as Editor of The Record in Troy, N.Y., before joining the Times Union in 1995 as Managing Editor/news. He has been a key player on the team that helped the Times Union win recognition as the best newspaper in its circulation class in New York State. Mr. Smith had been the paper's managing editor/news. He has spent 11 years in journalism in key editing roles with Capital Region newspapers, but his introduction to the area came in 1987 when he was named Albany bureau chief and national correspondent for Newsday, the Long Island newspaper he joined as a reporter in 1980. He began his newspaper career in 1974 as Managing Editor of the Rensselaer Republican in Rensselaer, Ind., then served as a legislative aide and press secretary to U.S. Rep. Floyd Fithian, D-Ind., from 1975 to 1979. Mr. Smith served as President of the New York State Associated Press Association, was a Pulitzer Prize juror in 2001 and 2002, and is a host of "The Media Project,". He holds a bachelor of arts, cum laude, in American studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a master of science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.