Chelsea Piers


Friday: In-Person Assembly

May 6, 12:00 — 4:00 PM
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers


Welcome Address

Kate Slevin, RPA Executive Vice President, delivers remarks on behalf of the organization.


Ritchie Torres, who was called away to testify about New York State’s electoral redistricting, delivers remarks remotely. He was introduced by Steve Israel, Director, Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University.

In Conversation

New York City Chief Climate Officer and Commissioner of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection Rit Aggarwala interviews Apple Vice President for Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson. Monica Slater Stokes, United Airlines Manger Director of Corporate and Government Affairs, introduces the pair.

Chairman’s Address

Scott Rechler, RXR CEO, delivers remarks during his final Assembly as RPA Chairman.

Keynote Interview

RPA President & CEO Tom Wright interviews New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

Zuccotti Award Presentation

Howard Milstein, Chairman, President & CEO of Emigrant Bank and Trust, and Polly Trottenberg, US Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary, present the 2022 RPA John Zuccotti Award to US Senate Majority Leader and Senator from New York Chuck Schumer.

Featured Speakers

  • RIT Aggarwala

    Rohit Aggarwala

    NYC Chief Climate Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection

  • Hochul

    The Honorable Kathy Hochul

    Governor, New York

  • Steve Israel

    The Honorable Steve Israel

    Director, Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University

  • Lisa Jackson

    Lisa Jackson

    Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Apple

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    Howard Milstein

    Chairman, President & CEO, New York Private Bank & Trust

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    The Honorable Phil Murphy

    Governor, New Jersey

  • Scott Rechler Headshot

    Scott Rechler

    CEO & Chairman, RXR Realty; Chairman, RPA

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    The Honorable Chuck Schumer

    US Senate Majority Leader

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    Kate Slevin

    Executive Vice President

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    Monica Slater Stokes

    Managing Director, Corporate and Government Affairs, United Airlines

  • Ritchie Torres

    The Honorable Ritchie Torres

    US Representative (NY-15)

  • Polly Trottenberg

    Polly Trottenberg

    Deputy Secretary, US Department of Transportation

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    Tom Wright

    President & CEO

The 2022 John Zuccotti Award

2022 John Zucotti Award

RPA’s highest award for leadership in the region is named after John E. Zuccotti, a long-serving member of the RPA Board of Directors and Execu­tive Committee. Presented each year at RPA’s annual Assembly, the award recognizes a leader who has made extraordinary contributions to the built environment of the tri-state metropolitan region.

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Chuck Schumer RPA Zuccotti Award

Presented by

Howard Milstein, Chairman, President & CEO, New York Private Bank & Trust

Presented to

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senator Schumer has earned the honor for his tireless efforts in combatting climate change and fighting for infrastructure funds that will transform the entire region.

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For 100 years, RPA has worked to create a more equitable, healthy, prosperous, and sustainable region.
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