Robert Hoch and Mack Carter on Leadership at WPCNA

Robert Hoch, President of the White Plains Historical Society (WPHS), and Mack Carter, Executive Director of the White Plains Housing Authority (WPHA) will explore "Leadership in Governance" at the May meeting of the White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations.

The May meeting of the White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) will be held at Education House at 5 Homeside Lane in White Plains, NY at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. The guest speakers will be WPHS President Robert L. Hoch, Esq., a prominent White Plains attorney and history buff, who will talk about "Leaders in White Plains History" and Mack Carter, the WPHA Director and community leader, who will examine "Leadership in Housing."  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend and participate.

Robert Hoch studied political science at Johns Hopkins and earned his J.D. at Albany Law School.  A legislative counsel to State Senator Leonard P. Stavisky of Queens early in his career, he is currently Director of Government Affairs at Cablevision. A popular speaker, he has been active in WPHS initiatives, including preservation of the Purdy family cemetery.

Mack Carter is a Brooklyn native who lived in the Sumner Housing projects as a youth, attending Erasmus High then Long Island University.  Before becoming Executive Director of the WPHA, he served as Westchester County Commissioner of Hospitals.  An innovative and intuitive administrator he is credited with bringing "heart," "intelligence," and "ingenuity" to the WPHA.

The May WPCNA meeting continues to develop the timely theme of "Leadership in Governance." Before the main program, Bob Meyerson of Havilands Manor will talk about recent developments in rapid transit projects, and White Plains Common Councilwoman Beth Smayda will discuss "The City Budget: A Process in Crisis." Come early to get a good seat.  The meeting will get underway promptly at 7:30 pm to allow time for audience participation.

The WPCNA, which is an apolitical non-governmental organization, provides a citywide forum on education, safety, health, government, the environment, and open space.  Its members are the autonomous neighborhood associations dedicated to preserving and improving the quality of life in White Plains.

To learn more about the WPCNA, please visit: http://www.wpcna.org/.

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