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about us: Who we are
Two organizations, one purpose: The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission and the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund work in partnership to preserve our extraordinary heritage, to promote the Corridor as a world class tourism destination, and to foster vibrant communities connected by the waterway.
The Power of Public-Private Partnership
Created by Congress in 2000, the federally-appointed Erie Canalway Commission is tasked with managing activities of the National Heritage Corridor. It receives financial support and technical assistance through the National Park Service, subject to annual Congressional appropriations.
The Heritage Fund is a 501c3 nonprofit that raises funds for and assists in carrying out the work of the Commission. By leveraging public funds with private dollars, the Heritage Fund enables the National Heritage Corridor to take on larger, more far reaching projects and to achieve greater results.


2014 Corridor Commission

Vice Chair Russell Andrews, Syracuse
Secretary Alan Vincent, Little Falls
Treasurer Pieter Smeenk, Fairport
Ex Officio Dennis Reidenbach, Secretary of the Interior Designee

Barbara Blanchard, Cohoes
Clinton Brown, Buffalo
Victoria W. Daly, Palmyra
James Farr, Rochester
Anthony Giardina, NYS Department of State
Thomas X. Grasso, Rochester
Carol B. Greenough, Whitehall
Marilyn Higgins, Syracuse
William “Sam” B. Hoyt III, Empire State Development Corporation
Mark L. Peckham, NYS Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation
Peter J. Snyder, NYS Department of Transportation
Brian Stratton, NYS Canal Corporation
Honorable Ann Thane, Amsterdam
Christopher T. Walsh, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Peter Wiles Jr., Macedon

[Appointment Pending], NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Erie Canalway Heritage Fund Board
Chair Thomas D. Blanchard, Buffalo
Vice Chair Robert Elliott, Croton-on Hudson
Secretary Kimberly M. Seager, Oswego
Treasurer Pete Welsby, Youngstown

Russell S. Andrews, Syracuse
Kent Barwick, New York City
Lee DeAmicis, Syracuse
Paul Neureuter, East Amherst
D. Kenneth Patton, New York City
David S. Sampson, Troy
Alan N. Vincent, Little Falls

John Winthrop Aldrich, Albany, NY
Thomas F. Judson Jr., Rochester, NY
Nicholas S. Winslow, Pasadena, CA

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  Commission & Board Meeting  

March 26 , 2014
10am -1pm
Seneca Falls Community Center
35 Water Street
Seneca Falls, NY

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Diane Jennings,
518-237-7000, ext. 207

  The Commission and Heritage Fund Board meet quarterly to plan and direct activities. The public is welcome to attend.  
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