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Highlights from Citizens Union’s 2010 Awards Dinner

On Thursday, October 28, 2010 at The Pierre, Citizens Union honored four outstanding New Yorkers:

  • Lisa M. Caputo, Business Leadership Award

  • Honorable David N. Dinkins, Public Service Award

  • Dr. Frank J. Macchiarola, Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Award

  • Randy M. Mastro, Civic Leadership Award

    More information on 2010 honorees

“New York State’s closed and broken system of government lends itself to bad policies or no policies and fosters the corrupt behavior that has become too often an occurrence in Albany.”-Dick Dadey, Executive Director
 
“In 2010, we have made historic leaps toward meaningful redistricting reform. Not only do we have record support from legislators, we have secured support from the two main primary candidates for governor to veto any district lines that are not passed by an independent commission.” – Peter Sherwin, Chair
 
“It’s about doing the right thing; it’s about having the courage of your convictions; and it’s about having principles worth fighting for. That’s what makes this organization so great.” – Randy Mastro
 
“We must learn to talk civilly to one another about real change.”-Frank Macchiarola
 
“The challenge for the Citizens Union going forward is to ensure that NYC pursues aggressive policies that benefit the least of our brothers.”- Mayor David Dinkins
 
“Inclusion is an essential principle in our society and is the centerpiece of the mission of CU. Inclusion is at the heart of good government.”- Lisa Caputo

Photo credits Julienne Shaer


Honoree Mayor David Dinkins
and wife Joyce
Photo by Julienne Schaer

Priscilla Newman, honoree Lisa Caputo
and CU Development Director Bethany Wall
Photo by Julienne Schaer

 

Honoree Frank Macchiarola with wife Mary
and dinner guests
Photo by Julienne Schaer

CU chair Peter Sherwin, Executive
Director Dick Dadey, honoree Randy
Mastro and Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Photo by Julienne Schaer

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