Awards & Appointments

Selected Honors and Awards

2013 – Mediterranean Award for the Environment, Fondazione Mediterraneo, Naples, Italy

2009 – U.S. Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement (Flight 1549 rescue)

2009 – Certificate of Merit, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (Flight 1549 rescue)

2007 – Honoree, Annual Benefit, New York Harbor School

2000 – Certificate of Appreciation, Office of the Mayor, New York City

1999 – Certificate of Appreciation, General Superintendent, Gateway National Recreation Area

1995 – Certificate of Appreciation, Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

1995 – Certificate of Merit, Municipal Arts Society, Interim Bikeway/Walkway: Hudson River Park Conservancy

1995 – NYS Senate Resolution 1294 (Commendation for contributions as  a Community Leader and President of the Hudson River Park Conservancy)

1991 – Finalist, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (Brooklyn/Queens Greenway)

1990 – Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects (Brooklyn/Queens Greenway Design Study)

1989 – Presidents Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter

1989 – Grassroots Activist Award, New York City Audubon Society

1988 – Harvard University, Graduate School of Design – Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies

 

 Selected Appointments

2007-2011 – Board Member, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

2004-2011 – Chair, Harbor Safety, Navigation and Operations Committee’s, Passenger Vessel Sub-Committee

2010 – President, InterFerry, Vancouver, B.C.

2000 – 2001 – Environmental Committee, NYC 2012

1996-1998 – Technical Advisory Committee, West Midtown Transit Improvement Study

1990-1996 –  Board Member, Brooklyn Sports Foundation

1992-1994 – Advisory Committee, New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

1990-1994 – Vice President, Vietnam Veterans of America, Manhattan Chapter 126

1989-1992 – Founding Co-chair, Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition

1988-1991 – Board Member, Flushing Meadow Corona Park Corporation

1988-1990 – Gubernatorial Appointee, West Side Waterfront Panel

1986-1989 – Board Member, Friends of Gateway NRA

1988 – Advisory Council, NYS Urban Cultural Parks

1986-1988 – Advisory Committee, Brooklyn Heights Association, Committee on the Redevelopment of Brooklyn Piers 1-6

1986 – Gubernatorial Appointee, West Side Task Force

1984-1986 – Vice President, American Community Gardening Association, Milwaukee, WI

1983-1985 – Board of Directors, Northeast Organic Farmers Association (N0FA-NY)

1982-1987 – Mayoral Appointee, Executive Committee, New York City Open Space Task Force

1977 – Vice President, Green Guerillas, New York City