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Dear Director Aubrey Meyer
I hereby express my support of the GCI's 2012 C&C Proposal to the UNFCCC.
Later this summer I may be able to contribute a short statement.
Larry Cobb, PhD
An Ethicist serving as
Foundation for Philosophy of Creativity
Larry is executive director of Ethicsworks, a non-profit founded in 1999 and incorporated in Pennsylvania.
His work in professional ethics began in an earlier academic research and teaching career (earned degrees include BA economics, MA philosophy, PhD government). Following retirement in 1997, he is now professor emeritus (public administration) from the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education at Slippery Rock University.
Overlapping was a decade as: -
- A Commissioner on the Butler County (PA) Housing and Redevelopment Agency boards.
- As an ethicist, he combines the academic and the practical by serving as Member of site-visit teams for NASPAA (accrediting agency for masters degree programs in public administration)
- Evaluator / trainer for AmeriCorps Programs.
- Executive director of the Foundation for Philosophy of Creativity
- Board Secretary for the Institute on Values Inquiry.
- Member of the Educational Support Foundation of the PA Association of School Retirees (PASR)
- Member, Ethics Section, American Society for Public Administration
- Over the past couple decades, Larry has served on various committees and boards of the National
- Association of the Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) as Chair of the NAHRO Board of Ethics and Credentialing Trustees
- Member, Board of Governors
- Past Vice President –International from 2003-05 (serving as a plenary speaker at international conferences on housing, community development and professional ethics)
- Past Member, Task Force on Evaluation and Credentialing.
- Past Co-chair, Quality Assurance Committee sub-committee of the Professional Development Committee
- He is also active at NAHRO Chapter and Regional levels.
Larry consults on ethical leadership and policy making for public service boards. As a member of the NAHRO Faculty he offers professional ethics training for housing and community development agencies throughout the US.