The Huntington Township Housing Coalition will be among the honorees Friday at the 18th annual Long Island Smart Growth Awards.
The awards recognize individuals and organizations for advancing successful downtown and infrastructure initiatives.
This year’s event will highlight the efforts of leaders in government, the private sector, and the community that exemplify Smart Growth principles in such areas as affordable housing, transit oriented development, mix of land uses, transportation, small business development and community revitalization.
Forty-two nominations were received and reviewed with 13 individual and project leadership awards were selected. Downtown project and planning winners are from Valley Stream, Island Park, Amityville, Bellport, Southampton, Huntington and Mastic and Shirley. Regional award winners are for the LIRR 3 rd Track, PSEG-LI’s Main Street Grant Programs, the Nassau Village Officials Association and the LI/NY Youth Summit. Regional Leadership awards include Anthony Bartone Fran Terwilliger from Terwilliger Bartone and longtime LI Business News reporter David Winzelberg.
“This year’s LI Smart Growth Award winners have provided the leadership we need in local communities to rebuild our Main Streets, invest in affordable housing, transportation, wastewater infrastructure, local jobs and our youth. In an era where most news is conflict driven and driven by extremes these leaders cut against that narrative and show us by example how we can work together
through the process of change,” said Eric Alexander, director, Vision Long Island.