LICA Bi-County Breakfast Shines

LICA, Breakfast Meeting, 9-15-17 (83).jpgNearly 200 members and guests including business leaders, industry executives, labor representatives and elected officials, joined LICA for their annual Bi-County Infrastructure Breakfast on Sept. 15 at The Mansion at Oyster Bay in Woodbury.

Headlined by keynote speaker Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, MTA Managing Director, the event was also highlighted by the first joint appearance of two leading party candidates for the office of Nassau County Executive – Legislator Laura Curran (D) and former Senator Jack Martins (R).

Opening remarks by LICA Executive Director Marc Herbst focused on the importance of infrastructure investment, recalling not-too-distant memories of “dark” times when infrastructure was neglected, overlooked and underfunded, or when it sustained critical damage from natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy. But with a new five-year capital plan in place and some crucial projects now moving forward such as the LIRR Second Track and Third Track, he believes there is light at the end of the tunnel. With continued support from our elected officials and a mantra of “I think I can, I think I can”, Herbst believes the future can be brighter. With that in mind, LICA then presented local politicians with a replica railroad lantern and a copy of the classic childhood story “The Little Engine that Could”.

For more about the event and speakers’ remarks, see the Sept. 19 issue of LICA’s latest egram newsletter. Or, to see more photos from the event, click here for the photo gallery! 

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