Long Island Metro Business Action will host a roundtable discussion of East End Town supervisors Thursday at noon, at the Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street.
Supervisors Yvette Aguiar of Riverhead, Jay Schneiderman of Southampton, Scott Russell of Southold, and Gerry Siller of Shelter Island will be on hand for the midday event. It kicks off with lunch and will be followed by a panel discussion focused on interrelated East End hot-button issues -- affordable housing, tourism, the environment, water quality, and economic development among them.
Representation from East Hampton Town may seem a glaring omission, but the town board does have a meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, which may account for Supervisor Peter van Scoyoc's absence from the panel.
The event is co-sponsored by Gershow Recycling, whose president, Sam Gershowitz, owns the Star Island Yacht Club & Marina and the Saloon Formerly Known As Liars, both in Montauk. Habitat for Humanity of Long Island is the other sponsor.
The chairman of LIMBA, Ernie Fazio, anticipates an informative session that will address issues affecting Long Island at large, "considering the East End's importance as an economic engine to the region's environment and sustainability," he said in a statement. LIMBA, which promotes itself as a "catalyst for economic investment and improvement," regularly sponsors forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials.
Admission to Thursday's forum is $45 for members of the organization, $65 for nonmembers. Tickets at the door cost $75. Registration and more information can be found by calling 631)757-1698 or online at limba.net/.