at the helm
Oct. 1993: Matthew Crosson, former chief administrator of New York State courts, becomes president of the Long Island Association.
Sept. 1994: At a summit, LIA presents a 101-page "Long Island Action Plan" with 254 recommendations ranging from shrinking government and school bureaucracies to preserving East End farmland.
Aug. 1995: LIA-supported legislation to have school districts vote on the same day Islandwide is signed into law.
Sept. 1997: LIA creates Long Island Software and Technology Network, or LISTNet, a nonprofit representing information technology companies and promoting the Island as a high-tech region.
Jan. 1999: LIA creates Long Island Works Coalition, a nonprofit focused on workforce development that seeks to bring business and education communities together.
Oct. 2003: LIA holds a "Long Island Goals Conference."
Aug. 2008: State legislation pushed by the LIA for affordable housing is signed into law.