3 Pub. L. Forum 69 (1983-1984)
The Public-Private Partnerships Concept: New Ventures for the 80's

handle is hein.journals/stlpl3 and id is 85 raw text is: THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
THE 80's*
This discussion cannot begin without a few words about Terry
McCormack. For those of you who did not know him, he was
a man of both great patience and of very little patience. His great
patience was evident when he was teaching those who were eager
to do and eager to learn, whether the pupil was a public housing
tenant slated for a management role, a concerned official from
the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or
a Ford Foundation program officer from New York City. Terry
was a great teacher. His subject was his craft-not his craft as
normally practiced by his peers, but rather his craft as adapted
to respond to the most difficult situations, situations often classified
by others as impossible. Terence McCormack, the man of little
patience, was most evident when he encountered bureaucrats and
bureaucracies that were insensitive, incompetent or inert. This
was particularly true in the case of bureaucrats in charge of
millions of public dollars and the developments in which millions
of public housing tenants dwell.
The public housing tenants across the country with whom
Terry worked were never patronized by him. They respected and
trusted him deeply. Public officials and builders were never
patronized by Terence either. I am confident that the way they
felt about Terry was very much a measure of their own dedica-
tion to excellence and equity, because Terry McCormack would
*  Anita Miller delivered this address March 31, 1982 at the first
annual Terence K. McGormack Memorial Lectureship at Saint Louis Univer-
sity School of Law.
T  Director, South Bronx Program, Local Initiatives Support Cor-
poration; Former Member, Federal Home Loan Bank Board; Senior Program
Officer, Ford Foundation.

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