North Country Regional Economic Development Council

Updates and Activities of the NCREDC

Council Membership

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council is made of four parts: Council Members, Work Group Members, the State Agency Resource Team, and the Public.

Council Membership consists of two co-chairs, local and state elected officials, and private businesspersons. The Council Membership as of 2019:

Ty Stone, Ph.D. President, Jefferson Community College
James McKenna President & CEO, Regional Office Of Sustainable Tourism

Cali Brooks Executive Director, Adirondack Foundation
Joseph Butler, Jr. Mayor, City of Watertown
David Champagne III President & CEO, The Development Corp
Tim Currier Mayor, Village of Massena
Don Dabiew Chair, Franklin County Legislature
Richard Daddario Business Manager, Laborers Local 1822
Larry Dolhof Chair, Lewis County Legislature
Cathy Dove President, Paul Smith’s College
Manna Doyle Plant Manager, Artik/OEM
William Farber Chair, Hamilton County Legislature
Kate Fish Executive Director, Adirondack North Country Association
Shaun Gillilland Chair, Essex County Board of Supervisors
Scott Gray Chair, Jefferson County Legislature
Edward “Fritz” Keel Executive Director, Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization
James Lazore Director, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Michele Ledoux Executive Director, Lewis County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Joseph Lightfoot Chair, St. Lawrence County Legislature
Elizabeth Little State Senate, 45th District
Harry McManus Chair, Clinton County Legislature
Brian Murray Owner, Washington Street Properties
Kylie Peck President & CEO, Greater Watertowner – North Country Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Ratcliffe Executive Director, The Wild Center
Colin Read Mayor, City of Plattsburgh
Angela Smith Assistant Director, Small Business Development Center
Zvi Szafran President, SUNY Canton
Mark E. Tryniski President & CEO, Community Bank, N.A.
Donna Wadsworth Communications Director, International Paper Company – Ticonderoga Mill
Daniel Wilt President of Wilt Industries
James W. Wright Executive Director, Development Authority of the North Country
John Zielinski Executive Director, CITEC
Victoria Zinser-Duley Executive Director, Adirondack Economic Development Council

The State Agency Resource Team consists of State Agency Representatives that serve our region. The council includes representatives from the following agencies:

Adirondack Park Agency
Council on the Arts
Dept. of Agriculture & Markets
Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Dept. of Health
Dept. of Labor
Dept. of State
Dept. of Transportation
Division of Homes and Community Renewal
Empire State Development
Environmental Facilities Corp.
New York Power Authority
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic
Tug Hill Commission

Finally, the Public. We want to keep you informed on our work and will do so through press releases, updates on our website, Facebook page, and this blog, holding CFA Workshops, Public Forums, and Council Meetings that are open to all, and conducting surveys, among other activities. We also want to hear from you. If you have a suggestion or comment, visit our Contact page to see how you can contact us.

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