BCONE is proud to honor Lee Ilan with our 2nd annual "Outstanding Individual Achievement" award. Lee Ilan, a dedicated public servant, is being recognized for her outstanding contribution to brownfield planning and redevelopment in New York and for her contribution towards the founding of BCONE and its NSCW, now in its 9th year. Lee created many of the excellent ideas that resulted in NSCW panels over the years. She has consistently promoted the concerns and voices of disadvantaged communities in her work.
Lee Ilan has been a vibrant and energetic presence in the brownfields community for many years: not just for New York City, not just for the northeast, but nationally. Known as a tireless promoter of environmental and social justice, she continues to apply her ability to work cooperatively with multitudes of stakeholder groups to other aspects of the environmental landscape in New York. She is the Chief of Planning at the New York City Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation, where she encourages cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated land. Her focus is on community engagement, grant management, the City's SPEED environmental mapping portal, intergovernmental issues, communications, and social media. She has worked on brownfields for the City for nearly two decades and has served actively on boards and committees of NALGEP, CCLR, and other environmental organizations.
Please join us and tip your hat as we honor Lee for her outstanding achievements and exemplary leadership role in brownfields.
BCONE will also be presenting our second annual Sustainable Communities Redevelopment Award. This award will be given to the brownfield development project which, from an overall perspective, has provided the greatest benefit to the municipality and its citizens.