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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 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that 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

 
OFFICERS

Chair Russell Andrews, Syracuse
Vice Chair Barbara Blanchard, Cohoes
Secretary Alan Vincent, Little Falls
Treasurer Pieter Smeenk, Fairport
Ex Officio Michael Caldwell, Secretary of the Interior Designee


COMMISSIONERS

Barbara Blanchard, Cohoes
Clinton Brown, Buffalo
Jackie Czub, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets*
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
John McGlone, Palatine Bridge*
Mark L. Peckham, NYS Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation
Frank Proto, Slaterville*
Harry Sicherman, Lockport*
Peter J. Snyder, NYS Department of Transportation
Mary Elizabeth Stewart, Albany*
Brian Stratton, NYS Canal Corporation
Honorable Ann Thane, Amsterdam
Christopher T. Walsh, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Peter Wiles Jr., Macedon

*Secretary of the Interior appointment pending
 

Erie Canalway Heritage Fund Board

OFFICERS
Chair Thomas D. Blanchard, Buffalo
Vice Chair Robert Elliott, Croton-on Hudson
Secretary Kimberly M. Seager, Oswego
Treasurer Pete Welsby, Youngstown

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Russell S. Andrews, Syracuse
Kent Barwick, New York City
Barbara Blanchard, Cohoes
Lee DeAmicis, Syracuse
Timothy Malchow, Buffalo
Paul Neureuter, East Amherst
D. Kenneth Patton, New York City
David S. Sampson, Troy
Pieter Smeenk, Fairport
Alan N. Vincent, Little Falls
Dorian Wells, Albany


ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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

 
     
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Discover What We're Made Of

 
Watch our 2-minute video to discover what we're all about.
 
 
 
  Commission & Board Meeting  
 

October 22, 2014
10am -1pm
Mohawk-Hudson Region
Site TBD

 
RSVP:
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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