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Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies

Land Use Training Program for Municipal Planning and Zoning Officials

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies in collaboration with the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Nassau County Planning Commission and the Institute of Real Estate @ Hofstra University hosted a free Land Use Training Program for Municipal Planning and Zoning Officials in the Multipurpose Room, Sondra and Davis S. Mack Student Center.  The program provided 3.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice and 1 CLE legal ethics credit for non-transitional attorneys and AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for planners.  The course is intended to fulfill the New York State training requirement for municipal planning and zoning officials.  Two one-hour and one two-hour presentations were delivered;  Mark Lesko, Executive Dean of the Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies,  Martha Krisel, President, Nassau County Bar Association and Deputy County Attorney, Nassau County and Ashira Ostrow, Associate Dean for Reaserach and Faculty Development and Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University participated as Moderators/Commentators.

The program included:

Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan Panel
James F. Gennaro, Deputy Commissioner for NYC Sustainability and Storm Resiliency, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Michael E. White, Esq., Long Island Regional Planning Council

The Solar Frontier: Policy and Codes
Neal Lewis, Esq., Executive Director, The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College

Best Practices/Ethics Panel
Harvey Besunder, Esq., Bracken, Margolin, Besunder LLP
William Bonesso, Esq., Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP
Albert D’Agostino, Esq., Minerva & D’Agostino, P.C.
Sean Sallie, AICP, Planning Division Supervisor, Nassau County Department of Public Works

We thank the following sponsors for their generosity supporting this program:

Cameron Engineering & Associates LLP
The Engel Burman Group
The Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Long Island Section of the American Planning Association – NY Metro Chapter
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C.
VHB Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture, P.C