Final Proclamation From Joy
PROCLAMATION FOR INSTALLATION OF
ROBERT E. RUBIN
INTO THEHALL OF ACHIEVEMENT
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF HOUSING AND CITIES
WHEREAS, the National Academy was founded in 1969 to recognize innovation and achievement in the field of housing and urban development; and
WHEREAS, the highest award is given only rarely, viz., the Hall of Achievement;
WHEREAS, according to the Chicago Tribune, “Even before he became Bill Clinton’s treasury secretary, during his days as a high-powered Wall Street executive, Rubin was passionate about fostering business investment as the way to fight poverty in depressed city and rural areas.”
WHEREAS, LISC investments are often the catalyst for additional development to strengthen neighborhoods, and reduce blight and crime. Last year, LISC financed 21,000 affordable homes and apartments, the most ever in a single year.
WHEREAS, In addition to Robert E. Rubin’s dedication to LISC, he has contributed to the betterment of our country, our cities and our neighborhoods, in many other ways including as: former Co-Chairman and Co-Senior Partner, Goldman Sachs; the first Director of the National Economic Council; the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury; former member of the Board of Directors at Citigroup; former Member, Harvard Corporation and now serving on the finance committee; a member of the boards of trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System; a co-founder of the Hamilton Project; and Co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations.
THEREFORE, the National Academy has determined this award should be bestowed upon Robert E. Rubin for his amazing breadth, knowledge, experience, and results in business and government, and particularly for his leadership of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).
Kent Watkins, Chairperson
September 19, 2016, Washington, D.C.