Notice Of Annual Meeting – Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30PM at the Barnes Mansion, 930 James Street, Syracuse, New York.

PACNY is pleased to have as our keynote speaker Dennis Connors, former curator of history at the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) and a 2017 recipient of the OHA medal.

The business portion of our Annual Meeting will include: the presentation/election of new board members, and the presentation/election of the new officers 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 four (4) individuals to serve on your Board, and four (4) officers to serve the organization. The election of these candidates will take place at our Annual Meeting:

Candidates for Officers – Two-Year Term through December 31, 2019

* Grant Johnson – President
* John Auwaerter – Vice President
* Dean Biancavilla – Treasurer
* Cynthia Carrington Carter – Secretary

Candidates for the Board of Directors – Three-Year Term through December 31, 2019

* Cynthia Carrington Carter
* Andrew D’Agostino
* Adam Megivern
* Bruce Moseley

A reception will follow our business meeting and the keynote speaker.

Register now for Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

The Conservancy kicked off the 7th Annual Sacred Sites Open House with a celebration at Temple Emanu-El Synagogue, the first Reform Jewish congregation in New York City. The landmark Romanesque Revival building is on Fifth Avenue.

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) invites you to participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s statewide Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend May 20-21. PACNY is once again co-sponsoring the event, which allows the community to learn about the historic and cultural significance of local places of worship.

This year’s theme is “Stained Glass: Windows on This World and the Next.”

Places of worship are invited to offer tours, receptions or other events anytime May 20 or May 21. We encourage neighboring sites to coordinate event times to boost participation.

Click here for guidelines for a successful open house.

To register online, click here to be included in the statewide website guide. PACNY will draw from the statewide site to promote Central New York participants through our website and announcements on our Facebook page.


The annual open house weekend aims to:

  • Encourage sacred sites to open their doors to the general public. Inviting visitors is a great way to build broad community support for the ongoing preservation of historic institutions.
  • Inspire residents to be tourists in their own town, introducing non-members to the history, art and architecture embodied in sacred places.
  • Publicize the many programs and services religious institutions offer their neighbors.

PACNY is happy to co-sponsor this event, which parallels our mission of conserving Central New York’s historic architecture, neighborhoods and main streets.


On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Preservation League of New York State will hold a free information session on Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), the signature grant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League. The free event is 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Erie Canal Museum, 381 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. PACNY is a co-sponsor of the workshop.

Click here for more information and to RSVP. Hope to see you there!