2021 Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom. Bad weather has forced us to move this event online.
2021 Annual Meeting will be Held Virtually
The annual meeting of the membership of Protect the Adirondacks this year is being held virtually on July 17th. Register below and we will send you information on how to participate.
2021 Annual Meeting Agenda
The annual meeting is an excellent way to catch up on the work of Protect the Adirondacks and learn about the major issues and challenges facing the Adirondack Park. The meeting starts at 10:00 AM.
Here’s the agenda for the meeting on July 17th:
1. Welcome by Chuck Clusen, PROTECT Chair
2. Introduction of Board of Directors & Staff
3. 2020-2021 Financial Report by Peter Bauer & David Quinn, Treasurer
4. 2021 Board of Directors Election by Michael Wilson and Barbara Rottier
5. 2021 Conservation & Advocacy Report by Peter Bauer
6. Questions & Comments
7. Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award to John Caffry and Claudia Braymer for their 8-year-long, successful defense in court of Article 14, Section 1, the famed forever wild clause, in the NYS Constitution
8. A remembrance of Peter Hornbeck, long-time Board Member of Protect the Adirondacks with Dean Cook, Evelyn Greene, Peter Bauer, and the Hornbeck Family
Board of Directors Election
Proxies for the Board of Directors election have been mailed to all members. These ballots will need to be returned by July 13th for all members who do not plan on attending the meeting.
Here is the 2o21 Board of Directors’ slate:
Andy Coney, Stowe, MA; Blue Mountain Lake, NY: After a long, eventful career in high tech, Andy retired at sixty for more paddling, hiking, rowing, cycling, orienteering and Nordic skiing, as much as possible around beloved Blue Mountain Lake, his lifelong center of gravity. An energetic reader who does not watch television, Andy is always reading; from cereal boxes and found newspapers to LeCarre, Tolstoy, Clausewitz, Gibbon and McKibben.
James Dawson, Plattsburgh, NY: Jim is a retired Geology professor from SUNY Plattsburgh. He served on the NYS Board of Regents and has served on numerous Adirondack and NYS conservation group Boards.
Marilyn Murphy DuBois, Scotia, NY: Marilyn is retired from a long career in State government and non-profits, including positions as the Executive Director and Lobbyist for the Environmental Planning Lobby, Conservation Director of the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Deputy Director of the NYS Assembly Legislative Commission on Science and Technology, Chief of the DEC Pesticide Management Bureau, and the NYS Assembly Commissions on Solid Waste Management and Toxic Substances/ Hazardous Wastes.
Lorraine Duvall, Keene, NY: Lorraine is a retired computer software engineer and director of research who is now active in community organizations, including service as a member of the Keene Planning Board, the Essex County Community Services Board, the Ausable River Association; and the Executive Committee, Hurricane Mountain Chapter, of the Adirondack Mountain Club. A lover of the Adirondacks since her youth, as a resident Lorraine now relishes hiking the woods and paddling quiet waters. Her civic pursuits have helped her to understand and respect the range of perspectives among those who live and visit here, and at the same time reinforced her commitment to protecting the Adirondack environment for generations to come.
Robert Glennon, Ray Brook, NY: Bob recently retired from twelve years as an Assistant Attorney General in the NYS Dept. of Law, bringing extensive prior conservation experience to PROTECT. He was CEO of Ecologically Sustainable Development, Inc., a not-for-profit founded by George D. Davis, framer of the Adirondack Park Private Land Use and Development Plan, for international application of ecologically informed land use planning. For over twenty years Bob served the APA, first as Counsel and then as Executive Director; authored two Technical Papers for Governor Mario Cuomo’s Commission on the Adirondacks in the 21st Century; and was a member of the Governor’s negotiating team on Adirondack legislation. His recognitions for environmental achievement include awards from the NYS Bar Association, The Adirondack Council, Environmental Advocates, and the Albany Law School.
Evelyn Greene, North Creek, NY: Evelyn is a naturalist and writer specializing in mosses, bogs, and river ice. A hiker, paddler, and snowshoer who enjoys introducing people to the fascinating natural world, she is an active member of PROTECT’s Conservation Advocacy Committee, chairing its subcommittee on motorized access and serving as a co-leader of the Adirondack Lake Assessment Program. She sees the future of the Adirondack economy and the attractiveness of our towns as dependent on keeping the waters clean, the air pure, the private forests healthy and the public forests truly wild, with plentiful opportunities to enjoy the very rare natural resource of peace and quiet.
Sid Harring, Mayfield, NY: Sid grew up practicing forestry on his family farm in Wisconsin. After forty years of teaching at six different law schools, he retired to a “timber tract” in the Adirondack Park, and leads PROTECT’s program to promote sustainable forestry practices on the Park’s private lands. Sid loves the diversity of Adirondack forests, and manages his own to model the highest standards of sustainable forestry.
Dale Jeffers, Elizabethtown, NY: Dale is a retired attorney and certified public accountant, who has served as an officer and director of several advocacy organizations. Long active in Adirondack issues, and while often frustrated by the negative Adirondack regulatory and political climate, he finds great rewards in the progress of Park protection that PROTECT and its predecessors have served.
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