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Welcome Rachel Leibowitz and Matthew Urtz!

On Sunday, February 10th, 2019, PACNY membership elected two new members to our Board of Directors for a three-year term:

  • Rachel Leibowitz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and is a co-director of its Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation.
  • Matthew Urtz was appointed the Madison County Historian in April 2010. He also serves on the Cabinet of Freedom for the National Abolitionist Hall of Fame and Museum and as the 1st Vice-President and Region 9 Coordinator for the Association of Public Historians in New York State.

Full biographies for Rachel and Matthew, as well as the rest of the PACNY Board of Directors can be found at:

Congratulations to our new board members!

A Message to Our Members

Thank you for your continued support of our mission to revitalize our communities, advocate for our region’s historic fabric, and inspire pride of place.

The PACNY Board of Directors is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new Membership Management Software and the following new Membership Levels for 2019:

* Student/Senior (60+) $25

* Individual $30

* Family $45

* Partner (businesses, organizations, nonprofits, governments) $75

* Advocate $100

* Patron $250

* Benefactor $1,000

PACNY’s Membership Committee Chair, Nicole Fragnito, will be reaching out to you to ensure that all of your contact information is up to date. This software will increase the efficiency of PACNY’s operations, streamline memberships and event registrations, and facilitate communications.

This past year, we launched our quarterly member Newsletter and Threatened Properties List, “Eight That Can’t Wait.” We are dedicated to developing new, exciting outreach programs to engage our members and the public throughout our five-county service region, including exclusive member benefits.

We appreciate your patience as we update our system and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Barnes Mansion in Syracuse. More information on this software will be available online at, in our newsletter, and at the Annual Meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Thank you for your continued commitment to PACNY!

PACNY 2018 Award Recipients

PACNY 2018 Award Recipients

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Annual Preservation Awards:

  • City of Cortland on behalf of the Cortland Fire Station, Cortland, NY.
  • Cayuga County Arts Council (CCAC) on behalf of the Schine Theater, Auburn, NY.
  • Gabriel & Heather Coleman on behalf of 610 Allen Street, Syracuse, NY.
  • Crescent Commons, LLC (Housing Visions and David Yaman) on behalf of the Crescent Commons Project, Cortland, NY.
  • The University Neighborhood Preservation Association, Crawford & Stearns Architects, and the Gustav Stickley House Foundation on behalf of the Gustav Stickley House, Syracuse, NY.
  • The Montezuma Historical Society and the Town of Montezuma on behalf of the Montezuma Heritage Park, Montezuma, NY.
  • The Howland Stone Store Museum on behalf of the Opendore Project, Sherwood, NY.
  • The Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC on behalf of the Harbor Street Lofts, Syracuse, NY.
  • Murray Gould, for his faithful and energetic service to PACNY.

The 2018 Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony with a reception to be held at 6 pm, Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, NY. Tickets are $20 for members, and $25 for non-members.  To purchase tickets, please visit our website or make checks payable to PACNY and mail by Friday October 12th, to 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY, 13203.