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The National September 11th Memorial.
The General Advisory Council is comprised of federal, state, and city elected officials, as well as business and civic leaders, to ensure that their constituencies have representation in the revitalization process. Members of the General Advisory Council serve Ex-Officio on all Advisory Councils.
Arts, education and cultural institutions generate economic activity, create a better quality-of-life, and contribute greatly to Lower Manhattan's renewal. Encouraging tourists and cultural enthusiasts to take advantage of all that Lower Manhattan has to offer is a high priority. This Council provides feedback to LMDC to ensure the continued vitality of Lower Manhattan's cultural assets and to examine ways to expand them.
LMDC Board Members - Madelyn Wils, Billie Tsien, Sally Hernandez-Pinero
The revitalization of Lower Manhattan requires extensive collaboration and coordination between the public and private sectors. This Advisory Council serves as a forum for the development community, civic and labor organizations, and environmental groups to lend their expertise on key matters as they relate to the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan.
LMDC Board Members - Roland Betts, Paul Crotty, Ed Malloy
The focus of this Advisory Council is to gain feedback from the families of the victims of the World Trade Center attacks. Their input is invaluable to LMDC on all of our activities, most importantly the creation of an appropriate memorial.
LMDC Board Members - Tom Johnson
The commitment of major financial services firms is critical to the success of Lower Manhattan. This Advisory Council communicates with major firms to ensure that their business needs are being met and their commitment to retaining and relocating jobs in Lower Manhattan remains strong.
LMDC Board Members - Richard Grasso, Tom Johnson
As with financial firms, professional firms are a key sector of Lower Manhattan's economy. This Advisory Council communicates with professional firms to identify their concerns and ensure that they maintain a significant presence in Lower Manhattan.
LMDC Board Members - Paul Crotty, Richard Grasso
Retaining businesses and residents in Lower Manhattan, while also strengthening the communities and neighborhoods is critical to revitalization. The Residents Advisory Council provides a forum to discuss community concerns, such as quality of life, public safety, transportation issues, and other issues of concern to residents.
LMDC Board Members - Paul Crotty, Madelyn Wils
The continued presence and vitality of small business in Lower Manhattan is essential to the revitalization. This Advisory Council focuses on issues of interest to the small business community throughout Lower Manhattan.
LMDC Board Members - Roland Betts, Bob Harding, Sally Hernandez-Pinero
The September 11, 2001 attacks severely damaged and disrupted the transportation infrastructure of Lower Manhattan. The impact is felt not only by residents and businesses, but also by the thousands of individuals who rely on that infrastructure to commute into Lower Manhattan. This Advisory Council provides LMDC with feedback on transportation issues and serves as an important resource as the LMDC assists with the planning for a 21st Century transportation system in Lower Manhattan.
LMDC Board Members - Lew Eisenberg, Robert Harding, Carl Weisbrod