Throughout the history of the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, we have been involved in projects that have had a significant positive impact on Atlantic County's quality of life and the economic well being of our residents. Whether our role in a particular activity is project management, financing, community development or some combination of these, the services that we provide are an integral part in ensuring that these projects move forward toward completion.
Because of the hard work, experience, expertise and professionalism of the talented and dedicated staff of the Improvement Authority, we continue to successfully implement a wide variety of activities throughout the county. Those activities have included project management for such projects as construction and financing of the $50 million administrative building at the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center, the construction of the $268 million Atlantic City Convention Center, the $90 million renovation project to the Historic Boardwalk Hall and the $40 million construction of the new County Criminal Court Complex in Mays Landing. Other projects that we are currently involved in include; Road and Bridge Reconstruction, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Facade Projects, ADA Improvements to Public Facilities in various Municipalities, two-First Time Home-buyers Programs, a Housing Rehabilitation Program, the Creation of Affordable Housing, Senior Citizen Projects, Recreation Facilities and Park Improvements, Relocation Services, Demolition and management of the County’s John F. Gaffney Green tree Golf Course. Some of these activities are highlighted in the following pages.
I appreciate the confidence in the Authority shown by the County of Atlantic, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, and our municipalities who continue to engage us to undertake projects on their behalf. I appreciate the on-going support of Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Finally, my special thanks to our Board of Commissioners for the on-going guidance, support and direction they provide and their dedication to the Authority.
Recently, we have been successful in expanding our activities to take advantage of the powers granted to Improvement Authorities, particularly in the area of financing. As a conduit issuer of tax-exempt bonds, over the past few years, we have issued three bonds for a total of $18 million. As we move forward, we are looking to expand our role by providing assistance to public entities and private for profit and non-profit businesses in areas including financing, economic development, housing, redevelopment projects, project management, open space, transportation, tourism and recreational facilities.
John C. Lamey, Jr.