Property Rights Foundation of America®


The Idea, The Experience, The Future

Thirteenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Holiday Inn Turf at Lake George
1112 Route 9 — Canada Street, Lake George, N.Y. 12845

Join us for our Twelfth Annual event —
A memorable day with Adirondack leaders and New York State and national experts.
A sterling opportunity for learning, inspiration, and making true friends in our cause of private property rights & preserving the communities and culture of the Adirondack region.

Conference Program

Registration (Includes Breakfast Snack) — 8:00 am
Complementary literature displays, Time to meet speakers, friends and renew acquaintances

Welcome — 8:45 am
Carol W. LaGrasse, P.E.,
President, Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.—
"The Adirondack Park Agency Idea"

Special Address — 9:15 am

Peter J. LaGrasse
Chairman, Stony Creek, N.Y., Board of Assessors —
"The Meaning of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve"

Morning Addresses — 9:45 am

Sam Kazman, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. —
"The Takings Clause and Tony D'Elia's Dream,"

John S. Marwell, Esq.
Founding Member, Shamberg Marwell Davis & Hollis, P.C., Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
"Challenging Overzealous Zoning"

Short Break — Coffee Served — 10:45

Morning Panel — 11:00
"National & International Connections"

Casey Hammond
Legislative Staffer, U.S. House of Representatives
Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands—
"UN World Heritage Sites"

Howard Aubin,
Member, Black Brook Town Board, Au Sable Forks, N.Y.
"The Biosphere Reserve in Action: Adirondack International Connection"

Buffet Luncheon & Announcements — 12:00

Afternoon Addresses — 1:00 p.m.
"Implications of Adirondack Legal Issues"

Dennis J. Phillips, Esq.
Principle, McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum, LLP, Glens Falls, N.Y.
"Confronting APA Legislation by Regulation"

James E. Morgan, Esq.
Galvin and Morgan, Delmar, N.Y. —
"Conservation Easements and the Adirondacks"

Short Break — 2:15 p.m.

Grassroots Afternoon Panel — 2:30 p.m.
"Adirondack Land & Access Issues"

Susan Allen
Publisher & Editor
Adirondack Park Agency Reporter, Keene Valley, N.Y. —
"Hunting Impact of Land Acquisition"

Howard Aubin
"The APA's Racketeering"

Ted Galusha
Adirondackers for Access, Warrensburg, N.Y. —
"Righting the APA/DEC Access Policy"

James McCulley
Lake Placid, N.Y .—
"Victory: Old Mountain Road Opened to Motor Vehicles"

Circle of Ideas — 4:00 p.m.
Moderated by Ms. LaGrasse & Albert L. Wassenhove, Ghent, N.Y.

"The Future of the Adirondacks"
Speakers, Attendees, & Moderators

For further information: Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.
P. O. Box 75, Stony Creek, N.Y. 12878 (518) 696-5748,

Public Welcome — Admission includes Light Breakfast Snack, Buffet Luncheon, & Gratuities;
Conference Packet: $25.00 payable (check or money order) by
October 9 to the Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc., or $30.00 at the door.

Students: Please Inquire about Discount — Made possible by a grant from Great Circle Foundation Inc.

Location — Holiday Inn Turf at Lake George, 2223 Route 9 — Canada Street, Lake George, N.Y. 12845 —
518-668-5781), Located a short distances from I-87 (Adirondack Northway) Exit 21,

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