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Media Advisory: Lt. Governor David Paterson Speaks on Energy Policy at UAlbany's 22nd Annual Burton Lecture

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 4, 2007)

Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 4:30 p.m.

Hon. David A. Paterson, Lieutenant Governor, State of New York.
Topic: "Energy Policy: Moving from Complacency to Action"

The University at Albany's 22nd Annual Burton Lecture and the Distinguished Public Service Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Contributions to Public Service, honoring notable individuals who have dedicated their careers to serving the people of New York.


  • Sharon S. Dawes, Director, Center for Technology in Government and Associate Professor, Public Administration and Policy: College of Computing and Information Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Mary Ann T. Fish, former Senior Policy Analyst, Gov. George E. Pataki office of Federal Affairs: Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Distinguished Public Service Award
  • David Kaczynski, Executive Director, New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty: School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Public Service Award
  • John C. Egan, Commissioner, New York State Office of General Services: School of Social Welfare Distinguished Public Service Award.

Page Hall Auditorium, University at Albany, 135 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y. (downtown campus)

The Burton Lecture is named for John E. Burton, who served as New York's budget director under Governor Thomas E. Dewey from 1943 to 1950.  Burton, who was credited with modernizing the state's budget process, was a key member of the special committee that recommended the creation of the State University of New York System.  He also chaired the committee that created the first public administration degree-granting program at UAlbany. Sponsors are UAlbany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, the College of Computing and Information and the schools of Criminal Justice and Social Welfare.


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