January 25, 2018: Marcia Bystryn, President, League of Conservation Voters, Honored by Environmental and Energy Law Section of the NYS Bar Association

Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters, has been honored by the New York State Bar Association with its 2018 Environmental & Energy Law Section award.

Bystryn received the award on Jan. 25 during the Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in New York City.

“This award is given in recognition of her distinguished and long-standing leadership and dedication to the environment, including her service as executive director and president of the League of Conservation Voters in which she has advanced progressive and forward-looking environmental policies and legislation,” said Kevin M. Bernstein of Syracuse (Bond, Schoeneck & King), chair of the Environmental & Energy Law Section.

Bernstein said Bystryn was also recognized for her service with the City of New York in advancing the City’s recycling programs and the Port Authority in developing corporate environmental policy and fostering business opportunities in the environmental field.

Bystryn joined the League as executive director in 1999 and was named president in 2008.  A statewide organization, the League works to elect strong environmental candidates to office and to hold them accountable.

Previously, she served as senior corporate policy manager for the environment and then senior business manager for economic development at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She formerly served as the assistant commissioner for recycling at New York City’s Department of Sanitation, where she helped design and implement New York City’s recycling program. She also served as deputy director of the Twentieth Century Fund, now the Century Foundation.

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