Ticonderoga The Ticonderoga town board has appointed members to the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance board of directors.
Appointed were Alex Levitch and Jim Major for one-year terms, Sanford Morhouse and John Rayno for two-year terms and Susan Rathbun for a three-year term.
According to the organization’s bylaws, Debra Malaney in her capacity as town supervisor, will serve ex officio on the alliance board and J. Justin Woods, Alliance president and CEO, will also serve ex officio, as the non-voting chairman of the board.
The Ti town board also has approved minor changes to a 2010 resolution enabling the creation of a local development corporation to focus on the economic development and revitalization and OKed the alliance using office space in the Community Building.
“By operating as a local development corporation, we will have both an institutional and statutory commitment to openness, transparency and accountability,” Woods said at the November Town board meeting. “For example, in accordance with the open meetings law, all alliance meetings will be open to the public, minutes will be taken and available on the website, and to comply with the Public Authorities Accountability Act, the board must participate in training and conflict of interest disclosures, prepare and publish an open budget, and comply with operating and reporting requirements governed by the New York Authorities Budget Office.”
“The alliance will support both the retention and expansion of existing businesses and aggressively facilitate the establishment and implementation of community and economic revitalization programs that support the creation of new, private sector businesses in the Ticonderoga area,” Major said after the meeting. “We look forward to working with the town and our public, private and institutional partners to create value-added jobs and facilitate taxable investments in the town.”
“Working with private businesses, corporate citizens and our local partners at PRIDE, TMSP (Ticonderoga Main Street Partnership), chamber, the fort, the alliance will provide strategic leadership, community strategy and daily implementation of our economic development work plan to stimulate and generate new economic activity throughout the town,” Rathbun added.