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Janet Handal honored by NYS Assembly

Sunday, January 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Janet Handal imageJanet Handal, Co-Chair of the Fintech Committee, was recently honored by the New York State Assembly the for her decades of active service in her community. The occasion was the passing of a landmark program by the New York City Council approving a deal that will enable seniors to age in place at Waterside Plaza, Janet’s home, where she is president of the building association and represents the 4,000 people living there. State Assemblyman Harvey Epstein presented Janet with a proclamation that praised her community service, the aging in place agreement, her work at the White House, and noted her accomplishments in technology, a field that is dominated by men. Janet is a technology consultant and, as a long-time member of the Board and Leadership Council, chaired the Annual Dinner, the International Business Conference, and organized the UN Summit on Microfinance, among many other events she organized on behalf of the FWA.

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The Assembly State of New York Proclamation

NYS Proclamation imageWhereas, it is our intent to recognize the work of individuals with the singular vision who is fact enduring and positive change in their communities; and

Whereas, Janet HANDAL has dutifully and actively served her community for decades; and

Whereas, in an industry crowded with men, Janet has brought creativity and effective change to the tech industry; and

Whereas, Janet brought innovation and technology to the White House, forever changing the way the country communicates with our highest levels of government; and

Whereas, Janet’s tireless work on behalf of the tenant association has created a historic path for future affordable housing preservation projects in New York City and around the country; and
Whereas her tenacity has allowed hundreds of Waterside families to age in place and create a long-term affordable housing for Waterside for generations to come; now, therefore, let it be

Proclaimed, that I , Assembly Member Harvey Epstein commend

Janet HANDAL

For her contributions to her community, the state of New York, and the United States.

NYS Assemby Chambers image Janet Handal accepts award image

From Left:

1). New York City Council Chamber

2.) Electeds from left, Dan Garodnick, former Council Member (District 4), Janet Handal, Keith Powers, current City Council Member (District 4), State Assembly Member Harvey Epstein (District 74), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.


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