Lecture, Distinguished Public Service Awards held Sept. 20 at UAlbany’s Page Hall
ALBANY, N.Y (September 14, 2012) -- The Honorable Ronald J. Canestrari, Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly, will deliver the 2012 John E. Burton Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the University at Albany’s Page Hall Auditorium.
N.Y. Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari
The lecture, named for former New York State Budget Director John E. Burton, will precede the Distinguished Public Service Awards ceremony, honoring leaders in criminal justice, education, social welfare, public administration, public health and computing and information.
Burton, who served as New York’s budget director under Governor Thomas E. Dewey from 1943 to 1950, was credited with modernizing the state’s budget process. He was also a key member of the special committee that recommended the creation of the State University of New York System. Burton chaired the committee that created the first public administration degree-granting program at UAlbany.
The 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award honorees include: