PACNY Announces 2016 Board of Directors and Officers

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) elected five new board members at its March 6 annual meeting. Joining the board for three-year terms are:

Cynthia Carrington Carter, owner of Renaissance Studio, which specializes in historic resources surveys, National Register nominations and Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record reports.

Rich Cunningham, vice president and senior consultant of Thoma Development Consultants, a community development and planning firm in Cortland.

Renée K. Gadoua, a freelance writer and editor whose work appears in numerous local and national publications.

Robert Haley, an architect and educator in private practice and vice chair of the Landmark Preservation Board for the City of Syracuse.

Grant Johnson, a senior cultural resources specialist at Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C. in Syracuse.

PACNY’s Board of Directors for 2016-2017 also includes:

Murray Gould (President), Port City Preservation, LLC
Patrick Heaton (Vice president). Environmental Design & Research, D.P.C.
Andrew D’Agostino (Treasurer), The Community Preservation Corporation
John Auwaerter, SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry
Dean Biancavilla, Holmes-King-Kallquist & Associates, Architects
Mary Duffin, Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District
Barton Feinberg, Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC
Julie Gedro, Empire State College
Nicholas Petragnani Jr., The Community Preservation Corporation

PACNY would also like to thank the following former Board members for their dedication and service to the organization:

Margaret Sithole (Secretary) Empire State College
Jeanie Gleisner, Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board
Michael Long, Finger Lakes Planning & Development
Patricia O’Reilly, New York State Homes & Community Renewal
Bruce Poushter, Sugarman Law Firm

About PACNY

Founded in 1974, the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is dedicated to the conservation of our area’s historic architecture, neighborhoods and main streets, and preserving the past through adaptive reuse to serve as a living part of our community. Learn more about PACNY’s activities at pacny.net.

PACNY Goes To Washington

With advocacy at the core of our mission, it is important that we make sure our voice is heard not only locally, but at the national level as well. For the fourth consecutive year, PACNY participated in National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week in Washington, D.C. Joining colleagues from the New York State Historic Preservation Office and the Preservation League of New York State, Murray Gould, PACNY President, attended briefings on federal budget negotiations and targeted legislative efforts. National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week was March 8 to 10.

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From left to right: Jay Dilorenzo, Preservation League of NYS; Zach Howell, Legislative Director for Congressman John Katko; Murray Gould, PACNY President; Dan McEneny, NYS SHPO; and Diane Bickel, University of Maryland. Click for a larger view.

During his visit, Gould participated in meetings with staff from Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s offices, as well as 11 New York congressional representatives. “We had an opportunity to request support for the reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund for Fiscal Year 2017, a key source of funding for our SHPO,” Gould said. “We presented reports on historic preservation activities in each congressional district, as well as requesting support for improvements to the federal rehabilitation tax credit program, which would help smaller projects.”

PACNY was particularly pleased to meet with Zach Powell, Legislative Director for Rep. John Katko, and offer our sincere thanks for Katko’s ongoing support of the Harriet Tubman House in Auburn. Gould also thanked Katko for legislation he recently introduced that would authorize a study of Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Museum in Oswego to become a National Park.

PACNY Notice Of Annual Meeting – March 6, 2016 At 2:00 p.m.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

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Pursuant to Section 3.04 of our By-Laws, you are hereby notified that the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) will hold the Annual Meeting of its members on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00PM at the Barnes Mansion, 930 James Street, Syracuse, New York (google map below).

The business portion of our Annual Meeting will include a report on the affairs of PACNY by Board President Murray F. Gould.

As a membership organization, you elect the Officers and the Board of Directors to manage the affairs of the organization. Presented for your consideration are the names of seven (7) individuals to serve on your Board. The election of these candidates will take place at our meeting.

PACNY is pleased to have as our keynote speaker Sean Kirst, former columnist for The Post-Standard.

A reception will follow our business meeting.

John Auwaerter
Secretary