Property Rights Foundation of America®


Fourteenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights

Full Day of Expert Speakers & Grassroots Leaders from
New York, the West, Washington, D.C., and Elsewhere

~ Removal and Resistance ~

How Rural & Urban People
Are Fighting Enviro-preservationists & Big Government
To Keep
Their Homes, Businesses, Communities, & Rights to the Land


Holiday Inn Resort at Lake George
2223 Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845

Saturday, October 23, 2010
8:00 am - 5:00 p.m.


Conference Program

Registration (Includes Light Breakfast) - 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.-
"Facing the Facts, Making a Path to the Future"

Opening Address - 9:15 am

Roger Pilon, Ph.D., J.D.
Vice President for Legal Studies, B. Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies, &
Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.
"Eminent Domain Principles & Property Rights"

Morning Panel - 9:45 am
"Eminent Domain, as Seen from the Land"

Michael Cristofaro
Waterford, Connecticut
U.S. Supreme Court Plaintiff in Kelo vs. New London
"Five Years Later - The Local Aftermath of Kelo"

A Panel of Members of Willets Point United
Queens County, N.Y.
"How an Alliance of Small Businesses is Fighting New York City's Eminent Domain"

Short Break - Coffee Served - 10:40

Morning Addresses - 10:50

John S. Marwell, Esq.
Founding Member, Shamberg Marwell Davis & Hollis, P.C., Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
"Today's Zoning vs. Historic Businesses & Homeowners in Upstate New York"

James E. Morgan, Esq.
Galvin and Morgan, Delmar, N.Y. -
"The Practical Difficulties of Land Use & Building Regulations"

Buffet Luncheon & Presentation of Awards - 12:00

Keynote Address - 12:45 p.m.

William Perry Pendley, Esq.
President & Chief Legal Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation, Lakewood, Colorado
"A National Pattern: Historic Oil & Gas Producers in
Allegany National Forest Head Off Environmental Litigators

Afternoon Addresses - 1:45 p.m.
"Effects of Environmental Preservation on the Future of Rural Communities"

Bonner R. Cohen, Ph.D.
Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
"The Unified Meaning of Wildlands & Federal River Corridors"

Short Break - 2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Panel - 2:45 p.m.
"Real Issues: Land, Tax Base & Access"

Peter J. LaGrasse
Chairman, Board of Assessors of Stony Creek, N.Y.,
With Long-distance Report from Milton & Marilyn Griffith,
Cuyahoga Valley Homeowners Association, Peninsula, Ohio -
"Parallels Impacts: The Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area &
New York State Forest Preserve

Ted Galusha
Adirondackers for Access, Warrensburg, N.Y. -
"Update on APA/DEC Disregard for Court-ordered Access Policy"

James McCulley
President, Lake Placid Snowmobile Association
Lake Placid, N.Y. -
"The Continuing Battle Against DEC to Keep a Town Highway"

Closing Address: - 3:45 p.m.
Ron Arnold, Executive Vice President, Center for Defense of Free Enterprise, Bellevue, Washington
"Seeing Through the Hype"

Second Annual Circle of Ideas - 4:30 p.m.
Moderated by: Shiela Galvin, Esq., of Galvin & Morgan;
Albert L. Wassenhove, Ghent, N.Y.; & Ms. LaGrasse

"Preserving Urban and Rural Communities and Businesses"
Speakers, Attendees, & Moderators

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

Public Welcome - Admission includes Light Breakfast, Buffet Luncheon, &
Gratuities, Conference Packet:
$25.00 payable (check or money order) by October 15 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 Resort at Lake George, 2223 Route 9 (Canada Street),
Lake George, NY 12845 - 518-668-5781),
Located a short distances from I-87 (Adirondack Northway) Exit 21.
Directions: Turn east at the exit and go a short distance to the traffic light.
Turn north (left) on Rte. 9.
The Holiday Inn Resort will be a short distance on the left

Please make hotel reservations early:
Limited number of rooms at the special PRFA rate for the conference.

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