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Ulrich to be next APA chair

Sherman Craig to be nominated as commissioner

Leilani Ulrich

Leilani Ulrich

— Previously, Mr. Craig held several positions in Pittsford, New York schools including principal, teacher, building administrator and district administrator. During his tenure as principal of a middle school, his building and district won several honors including a National School of Recognition and the New York State Governor’s Excelsior Award for quality and efficiency. From 1973 to 1975, he served as Director and Headmaster of the International School of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He retired in 1999 as Assistant to the Superintendent for Technology.

Mr. Craig was raised in Rochester, New York and currently resides in Wanakena with his wife, Annette. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from SUNY Brockport and a M.A. from University of Rochester.

Senator Betty Little said “I applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo’s selection of Lani Ulrich to lead the Adirondack Park Agency. I’ve known Lani for many years and am fully confident she will provide high-quality leadership for this agency whose decisions impact the lives and livelihoods of many I represent. As a founding member of Adirondack Common Ground, she understands that constructive dialogue between local governments, business and community leaders and environmental advocates will ensure economic needs and environmental stewardship are balanced in the Park. She understands the issues well, she’s a very good listener and has the ability and interest in forging consensus. Sherman Craig, filling the vacancy of Curt Stiles, will be St. Lawrence County's first ‘in-park’ commissioner. It is critical that we have all the park seats filled as this agency moves forward with a new chair and with many important projects to consider. As a small business owner, Sherman brings an important perspective to the board and is another smart choice by Governor Cuomo.”

Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward said, “I commend the Governor for once again listening to the local residents and taking their thoughts into consideration before making his decision. I am very pleased with his appointments and I am looking forward to working closely with both Lani Ulrich and Sherman Craig on issues that are important to the North Country and those living in the Adirondack Park.”

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