John Alschuler Celebrated for Civic Leadership by Coro New York


In recognition for his leadership in New York City HR&A Chairman, John Alschuler, received Coro’s Lewis Rudin Award for Civic Leadership at the Coro Awards Gala held Wednesday, April 22, 2015. This award recognizes New Yorkers who share Coro’s commitment to making the city a better place for all who live and work here. Coro also honored Suri Kasirer, the Honorable Donald H. Hips, and the Honorable Ritchie J. Torres.


Coro is a community of over 2,000 graduates who, for 30 years, have worked to improve cities nationwide by developing a network of local and regional organizations willing to create internship and project opportunities for program participants. Participants come away from Coro with a deeper knowledge of how policy is shaped, the skills to lead change in their organizations and communities, and a network of engaged and influential alumni to help them reach their goals. This award continues John’s longstanding relationship with Coro.


In accepting his award, John spoke about his appreciation for his colleagues and for the City of New York, saying, “We are deeply lucky and fortunate to practice our professions at a time of this great resurgence.” This event is a culmination of John and HR&A’s longstanding relationship with Coro. HR&A has hosted fellows for over a decade, many of which have joined HR&A staff after the program, and leading up to the gala John met with current Coro fellows to discuss leadership in urban development and New York City.