Thomas R. Suozzi, former Nassau county executive, will deliver the lecture "Mandate Relief and the Property Tax Cap: Opportunities and Challenges" for the 2012 Edwin L. Crawford Memorial Lecture on Municipal Law, to be held at Albany Law School on March 28, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.
Suozzi, an attorney and CPA, is of counsel to Harris Beach PLLC, as well as senior advisor to Lazard, a global financial advisory firm. He is the former mayor of the City of Glen Clove. Prior to his public service career, Suozzi worked as an auditor at Arthur Anderson & Co., as a law clerk to Chief Judge Thomas C. Platt of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York, and as an attorney at Shearman & Sterling.
In 2004, Suozzi founded FixAlbany.com, a statewide campaign to link the dysfunction of New York state government to local property taxes. He served as chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transit Council and, in 2005, was president of the Association of County Executives of New York State. In 2008, Suozzi served as chairman of the New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief and in 2009 was appointed to the New York State Public Authorities Reform Task Force. He is currently a member of Governor Cuomo's transition team for state and local government reform, as well as a member of the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.
The Crawford Memorial Lecture, free and open to the public, is hosted by the Government Law Center (GLC) of Albany Law School, with support from the New York State Association of Counties, Association of Towns of the State of New York and the New York State Conference of Mayors, and Saratoga Associates. For more information, contact 518-445-2329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GLC established the Edwin L. Crawford Memorial Lecture on Municipal Law in 1996 to honor the memory of Edwin L. Crawford, former executive director of the New York State Association of Counties. The program strives to educate and promote dialog on important and timely issues affecting local governments.