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Five nominated to board of directors

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau (LPECVB) recently announced its five nominees for its 2009 board of directors. The nominees will replace the current board members whose terms expired at the end of last year.

The list of nominees include Roy Holzer, owner of the Little Super Market and Village Hardware store in Wilmington, N.Y.; Ed Finnerty, vice-president of the Champlain Valley National Bank; and Kate Fish, president of SPAN560. Current members, Deborah Fitts, executive director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta; and Maryann Hawley, owner of Parajax in Lake Placid; have been re-nominated to the board.

The three new nominees are expected to replace outgoing members Susan Hockert, treasurer; Jen Briggs, 2nd vice-chair; and Holly Haley, who stepped down earlier last year.

Holzer has been a lifelong resident of the Town of Wilmington where he was elected to the town council at the age of 18. He served on the council and as deputy supervisor for 12 years before becoming the town's supervisor for four years.

Finnerty has been an active member of the Lake Placid community for many years and has been a part of many boards including the Placid Hospital and Adirondack Medical Center, North Country Community College board of trustees, U.S. ski team board of directors, and the New York Ski Education Foundation board of directors. Finnerty is also a current member of the Lake Placid Rotary Club and the Essex County Housing Assistance program. He was also inducted into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame in 1998.

Fish brings 18-years of experience working with corporations and nonprofits in the fields of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder engagement. Fish founded and led an environmental nonprofit who mission included the coordination of a major yearly environmental event in St. Louis, Mo., as well as developing and environmental demonstration center to showcase environmentally sound products and technologies. She was hired from the non-profit to become vice-president of Public Policy for Monsanto Company.

Ballots will be cast for the director's election during February's regular board meeting, which will be held in the Lake Placid beach house conference room.

For more information log on to the Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau's official website at www.lakeplacid.com

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