“Putting the Pieces Together”: Solving the Puzzle of STL Regional Collaboration, Part III

By on April 13, 2018
06/15/2018 @ 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Grand Hall on Chouteau
2319 Chouteau Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
Dede Hance

“Putting the Pieces Together”: Solving the Puzzle of STL Regional Collaboration, Part III

Friday, June 15, 2018
7:30am – 9:00pm

On Friday, June 15, Construction Forum STL will present Peter Goldmark, Jr., former head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Goldmark will keynote the third segment in the Forum’s 13-month examination of regionalism.

The NY/NJ port authority was the model for Bi-State Development in the St. Louis regionEstablished in 1949 through an interstate compact between Missouri and Illinois, ratified by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Truman in 1950, Bi-State Development was created to serve and enrich the region.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, established in 1921 under a similar Congressionally-approved interstate compact, oversees much of the regional transportation infrastructure in New York and New Jersey within a 25-mile radius of the Statue of Liberty. This includes bridges, tunnels, JFK and LaGuardia airports, seaports, the PATH railway, and the World Trade Center within the geographical jurisdiction of the Port of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority operates its own 1,700-person police department.

In addition to his work for the NY/NJ Port Authority, Peter C. Goldmark, Jr. has had a long and distinguished career. He is a retired publisher and journalist who highlighted environmental and social issues. Goldmark retired in 2010 as director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s climate and air program.

He was previously the chairman and CEO of the International Herald Tribune, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the budget director for the State of New York.

He is noted for being an advocate for social causes and environmental issues in many of his assignments. He was responsible for management of multi-billion-dollar budgets in some of his posts.

The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on June 15 at the Grand Hall on Chouteau, home of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36. Networking with a light breakfast and coffee, followed by our speaker presentation.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.


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