Source: Article – “The 2022 50 Over 50” By City & State

“Some years ago, Betsy Gotbaum suggested to City & State Publisher Tom Allon that we were missing something by only highlighting younger New Yorkers with our 40 Under 40 lists. The former New York City public advocate and current executive director of the good-government group Citizens Union had a point – and we’ve been honoring our elders with an annual 50 Over 50 feature ever since.

The list, which extols the accomplishments and experience of 50 individuals who are over the age of 50, makes a lot of sense. While more and more up-and-coming politicians are winning elected office and taking on key roles at the city, state and federal levels in New York, there is plenty to be learned from the life lessons of these long-serving leaders.

This is the seventh year City & State has partnered with AARP in praising 50 venerable New Yorkers. In this issue and at a virtual gala celebration on Jan. 31, we recognize the contributions of an impressive group, including behind-the-scenes power brokers as well as well-known leaders. This includes Westchester County Executive George Latimer, NAACP New York State Conference President Hazel Dukes, former state Office of Addiction Services and Supports Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez and former New York City Council Member Margaret Chin – and even Gotbaum herself.”

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