Martino expected to bring balance to APA

Martino gave a glimpse of her approach in a prepared statement she issued last week.

"Throughout my career, I have recognized the tremendous value of balancing economic and community development with environmental stewardship inside the Park," she said.

Martino has worked for the ANCA since 1986,serving as as Program Director before her promotion, in 1991, to the top position in the non-profit agency that is committed to economically viable communities, environmental stewardship and protecting a rural quality of life.

She has also worked with other agencies supporting economic development, including the Adirondack Common Ground Alliance and CBN Connect, which is seeking to extend broadband into the Adirondacks.

Jon Lundine of the Lake Placid-Essex County Visitors Bureau praised Martino's appointment.

"For the region, the appointment of Terry is a huge plus," he said. "Being a native of the area, she has a real understanding of the issues, and her work with ANCA allows her to elevate the human side of the issues facing us all, blending with them the needs of economic development."

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