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Port of Albany General Counsel elected Chair of American Association of Port Authorities Legal Committee

Patrick Jordan was elected as chair of the Legal Committee for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) at AAPA’s Port Administration and Management Conference at the Port of Los Angeles.

For more than 100 years, AAPA has served as a membership and advocacy organization that represents more than 130 public port authorities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. AAPA provides critical industry leadership on security, trade, transportation, infrastructure, environment, port development and operations. The Legal Committee is responsible for monitoring, collecting and disseminating information pertaining to legislation, litigation, regulations, and standards.

Jordan has served as the Port of Albany’s General Counsel since 2016. Before joining the Port, he served as the Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Albany, also serving as counsel to the City’s Common Council, Planning Board and the Citizens’ Police Review Board.

He is an active community volunteer and serves in leadership roles on the Albany County Bar Foundation (secretary/treasurer), the Albany County Bar Association’s Attorneys in Public Service Committee (co-chair), the USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum (vice president), the Albany Law School Government Law Center Advisory Board (Governance Committee chair), and the Albany Law School Alumni Association (past president).

He is a 2002 graduate of Albany Law School, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Siena College, Loudonville. Jordan, his wife Laura, and their two children live in Schodack.

The historic law firm of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PLLC in downtown Troy is proud to announce that Rhiannon I. Gifford, Esq. has been promoted to Junior Partner at the firm. Mrs. Gifford joined the firm back in 2017 and has developed her practice in Landlord Tenant Law, Title IX Investigations, Commercial and Civil Litigation,…
Concert and Reception Celebrate Mr. Drucker’s Appointment as BBS Artistic Director Great Barrington, MA (February 15, 2024):  Eugene Drucker, violin, Roberta Cooper, cello, and Renée Anne Louprette, piano, will perform at a Berkshire Bach Society (BBS) chamber music concert here at Saint James Place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 5 pm, followed…
The City of Rensselaer will be holding its first Public Workshop Meeting for the “Rensselaer Rising” Plan on March 7th from 6-7:30PM at the Rensselaer City School, located at 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144. The event will begin with an information session reviewing the planning process, key components of the work completed so far,…
Coffee with Carmella is an opportunity for you to connect and have a cup of coffee with Mayor Mantello following her State of City address the day before…
2:30pm - Check-in, 3pm-4pm Coffee with Mayor Mantello
The Chamber is excited to offer our members, and their families, discounted tickets to the Men's RPI Hockey Team's Senior Night at only $10! With sections…
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Looking for an opportunity to help in your community? Join the Chamber on February 29th to help hand out food and supplies with the Sidewalk Warriors of…