2024 Smart Growth Awards

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For over 20 years Vision Long Island has been honoring individuals, organizations, and projects that advance the growth of our downtowns and infrastructure. Specific focus areas include transit oriented development, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, traffic calming, transportation enhancements, clean energy and community based planning.

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Vision Update: Complete Streets Summit, LI Lobby Coalition, Smart Growth Awards

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A report from Vision Long Island on the LI Lobby Coalition and a preview of the Complete Streets Summit. Save the date for the Smart Growth Awards now!

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2023 Smart Growth Awards

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For over 20 years Vision Long Island has been honoring individuals, organizations, and projects that advance the growth of our downtowns and infrastructure. Specific focus areas include transit oriented development, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, traffic calming, transportation enhancements, clean energy and community based planning.

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FMC Folio Awards!

FMC Folio Awards flyer. Info below.

Fair Media Council Folio Awards

The Folio Awards, run by our sponsor The Fair Media Council, recognizes the best in news and social media. National and New York regional news of any topic may be entered, along with LI hyperlocal news stories. Social media submissions may come from anywhere to educate, inspire, or enlighten.

This event is excellent networking — They really do bring together the best in media and public relations, as well as a whole host of local notables.

Folio Awards Event Details

The event will be held at the historic stone Beaux Arts building known as the West Bath House on Jones Beach, which was restored and opened in 2019. Weather permitting, networking will be outdoors, overlooking the ocean with luncheon and awards inside. Be a part of it:
 
When: Friday, June 23rd from 11am-2pm
Where: Gatsby on the Ocean, Jones Beach.
To Register: Visit the FMC Website
Sponsorship Opportunities Available.

Special Awards

In addition to honoring the best in news and social media, the program will include the following special salute to news legends and legacies:
 
Distinguished Achievement Awards:
 
Garden City News — in commemoration of its 100th anniversary
WABC-TV — in commemoration of its 75th anniversary
WNET — in commemoration of its 75th anniversary
PIX11 — in commemoration of its 75th anniversary
Long Island Business News — in commemoration of its 70th anniversary
 
Lifetime Achievement Awards:
 
National news: Pat Milton, Senior Producer, CBS News Investigative Unit
Regional news: Tim Scheld, News & Programming Director, CBS Newsradio 880 (recently retired)
Hyperlocal news: Danielle Campbell, long-time anchor, News 12 Long Island (recently retired) 
Hyperlocal news: Doug Geed, anchor and one of the original staff from 1986, News 12 Long Island (retiring in July) 

About the Fair Media Council

The Fair Media Council has a multi-pronged mission that essentially works to advance quality journalism, and to help people become more discerning and better understand the media landscape. Their Member Benefits are valuable. You can also Subscribe to their Award-Winning Podcast, which engages notable guests in profound, informative conversation. It’s information you can use.

 

FMC Folio Awards Ad Deadline Approaching!

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Fair Media Council Folio Awards

The Folio Awards, run by our sponsor The Fair Media Council, recognizes the best in news and social media. National and New York regional news of any topic may be entered, along with LI hyperlocal news stories. Social media submissions may come from anywhere to educate, inspire, or enlighten.

This event is excellent networking — They really do bring together the best in media and public relations, as well as a whole host of local notables.

Folio Awards Event Details

The event will be held at the historic stone Beaux Arts building known as the West Bath House on Jones Beach, which was restored and opened in 2019. Weather permitting, networking will be outdoors, overlooking the ocean with luncheon and awards inside. Be a part of it:
 
When: Friday, June 23rd from 11am-2pm
Where: Gatsby on the Ocean, Jones Beach.
To Register: Visit the FMC Website
Sponsorship and Ad Opportunities Available.

The beautiful Folio Magazine does sell out, so it is strongly recommended you reserve your space ASAP. s

Special Awards

In addition to honoring the best in news and social media, the program will include the following special salute to news legends and legacies:
 
Distinguished Achievement Awards:
 
Garden City News — in commemoration of its 100th anniversary
WABC-TV — in commemoration of its 75th anniversary
WNET — in commemoration of its 75th anniversary
PIX11 — in commemoration of its 75th anniversary
Long Island Business News — in commemoration of its 70th anniversary
 
Lifetime Achievement Awards:
 
National news: Pat Milton, Senior Producer, CBS News Investigative Unit
Regional news: Tim Scheld, News & Programming Director, CBS Newsradio 880 (recently retired)
Hyperlocal news: Danielle Campbell, long-time anchor, News 12 Long Island (recently retired) 
Hyperlocal news: Doug Geed, anchor and one of the original staff from 1986, News 12 Long Island (retiring in July) 

About the Fair Media Council

The Fair Media Council has a multi-pronged mission that essentially works to advance quality journalism, and to help people become more discerning and better understand the media landscape. Their Member Benefits are valuable. You can also Subscribe to their Award-Winning Podcast, which engages notable guests in profound, informative conversation. It’s information you can use.

 

21st Annual Smart Growth Awards: LIVE and In-Person!

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For over 20 years Vision Long Island has been honoring individuals, organizations, and projects that advance the growth of our downtowns and infrastructure. Specific focus areas include transit oriented development, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, traffic calming, transportation enhancements, clean energy and community based planning.

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FMC Folio Awards THIS FRIDAY!!!

FMC Folio Awards

The Fair Media Council works to advance quality journalism and to help people like us better recognize and appreciate it, as well as to better understand the media landscape as a whole.

We’re honored to call them a friend and a sponsor, and to have served this year as jurors for their 2021 Folio Awards, which recognizes quality news on the hyperlocal Long Island, New York City regional and National levels.

It’s an informative, inclusive process (Kate did it with her kids!) that helps create discerning news consumers while providing important feedback to news creators. It really did just that! Join us in honoring the winners!

Fair Media Council Folio Awards

When: Friday, April 23rd from 11am-12:30pm

Where: Live Online!

To Register: Visit the FMC Website

Enjoy a behind-the-headlines chat with Newsday’s investigative team that brought to life the stunning Decades of Deceit multimedia report. Ask Jeff Basinger, Paul LaRocco and David Schwartz questions via the Q&A box!

They’ll salute the Folio Awards judges & celebrate the awards presentation with you – use the chat box to congratulate the winners!

Hosted by news personalities Sukanya Krishnan and Scott Stanford of the Suki & Scott Show, with Lynda Lopez, WCBS Newsradio 880 news anchor, taking part in the festivities.

This program is dedicated to two longtime Fair Media Council Board members, James Kinney and Terry Lynam, who have retired after many years of volunteering their time, resources and support to turn FMC into the organization it is today.

Become a Member Benefits abound.

Subscribe to the Podcast It’s information you can use.

 

Help Our Emergency Service Providers Help YOU!

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We are beyond grateful for our Emergency Service Providers – always, but especially now. While most of us are taking the moment to prepare ourselves, all over Long Island VOLUNTEERS are preparing themselves to put themselves at risk to help us all see this through.

In order to keep doing this, they NEED TO KNOW when they are going into a situation that might expose them to the virus. This way, they can take the special precautions necessary to keep EVERYONE down the line safe and still in service. So…tell the 911 operator, put a sign in your window, do whatever you can to make sure they can stay in service. THANK YOU!!!

The Huntington Community First Aid Squad has some good stuff on their page that you can share.

 

 

 

And…..while our hearts and gratitude are with all these folks, and Jon in particular is generally the first to point fingers in a million directions regarding whom else we should be appreciating, we want take a moment to personally thank Jon Siebert of the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company for his service here and so many times before. He’s a real friend, a true public servant and a most excellent human.

Best to you and your whole crew!!!!!