Former New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch delivered a talk on “The Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Governments” for the
2014 Edwin L. Crawford Memorial Lecture on Municipal Law, held at Albany
Law School on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
The event, hosted by the law school’s Government Law Center
(GLC), also included a book signing for Ravitch’s new book, So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business,
Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises.
Ravitch, an attorney who served as the state’s 75th
lieutenant governor from 2009 to 2010, has served as chair of the New York State
Urban Development Corporation, HRH Construction Corporation, the Metropolitan
Transportation Authority and Bowery Savings Bank. He has also served as
co-chair of the Task Force on the State Budget Crisis, which analyzed the
fiscal sustainability of six states, including New York.
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.
The Crawford Lecture was originally endowed with a generous grant from Saratoga Associates. This year’s program is also being co-sponsored by the New York State Association of Counties, the Association of Towns of the State of New York, and the New York State Conference of Mayors.