The Municipal Forum of New York honored three people for their service to public finance at its 20th annual awards dinner Tuesday night in Manhattan.

The forum bestowed its lifetime achievement award on Richard Ravitch, who headed New York Gov. David Paterson's commission to develop a plan to fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's long-term capital and operating needs. It also awarded New Jersey Office of Public Finance director Nancy Feldman its public service award and M.R. Beal & Co. founder and chief operating officer Bernard B. Beal its Austin V. Koenen award for private-sector service.

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