|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2001
||Contact: Ken Trepeta (202) 708-4302 Ext. 106
SENIORS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES
WITNESSES FOR JULY 30th SYRACUSE FIELD HEARING
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century (Seniors Commission) will be conducting its first regional field hearing on July 30, 2001 in Syracuse, New York. The Syracuse Housing Authority is hosting the field hearing at the Toomey-Abbott Tower, 1207 Almond Street, Syracuse, New York. The hearing is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. Congressman James Walsh and Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary and former mayor Roy Bernardi are among the featured speakers during the Commission's opening session.
The hearing will focus on two main themes derived from the commission's seven-point mandate. Two five-member panels were selected from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to address each theme.
PANEL I: Ways to Improve Availability, Appropriateness, and Access to Housing with Services (10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Arthur Webb, Village Health System, New York, N.Y.
Kate Cleveland, Center in the Park, Philadelphia, PA
Dorothy Ginsberg, New Jersey Department of Health, Trenton, N.J.
Jack Balinsky, Chair, Council of Catholic Charities Directors, Rochester, N.Y.
Patricia O'Malley, Special Care, Inc., Erdenheim, PA
PANEL II: Ways to Improve and Increase Public-Private Partnerships (12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Mayor William Johnson of Rochester, New York
Frederick Murphy, Syracuse Housing Authority, Syracuse, N.Y.
Robert Yoder, Susquehanna Valley Development Group, Turbotville, PA
Kenneth Pagano, Montgomery Management, Newark, N.J.
Raymond Czachowski, NDC Real Estate Management, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
INVITATION TO THE PUBLIC:
The two panel sessions will be followed by a 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. public comment session and remarks from other interested parties. The Commission urges all interested parties to attend and make their views known. Individuals will be permitted to give three-minute oral presentations to the Commissioners and are strongly encouraged to submit written testimony and proposals. Those interested in participating during the public session are advised to signup no later than 2:15 p.m. on the day of the hearing for the public comment session.
For more information regarding the Syracuse hearing or the Seniors Commission, please contact Ken Trepeta at (202) 708-4302 Ext. 106.
Seniors Commission, 470 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Suite 7110, Washington, D.C. 20024 (202) 708-4287, Fax (202) 708-4165