Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance adds staff

Former DEC director hired

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has retained Elizabeth (Betsy) Lowe as the director of strategic partnerships and fundraising.

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has retained Elizabeth (Betsy) Lowe as the director of strategic partnerships and fundraising.

— A former top state environmental official has joined the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Lowe has been hired as the group’s director of strategic partnerships and fundraising.

Lowe worked for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for nearly 25 years, most recently as Region 5 director.

She is also the former managing director and vice president of the of the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, also known as “The Wild Center.” A driving force behind the creation of the Tupper Lake facility, she remains a trustee.

At the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance Lowe is charged developing and sustaining partnerships, coordinating arts and economic development initiatives, assisting with public relations and working with the CEO and board of directors on the development and implementation of a fundraising plan.

“Betsy will be a tremendous asset as we work to revitalize our community and build an organization capable of restoring economic prosperity to the Ticonderoga area,” said Justin Woods, alliance president and CEO. “Her extensive experience in non-profit management, building and sustaining strategic partnerships, fundraising, community/economic development, and visionary project management, will play a vital role as the alliance and our partners move forward.”

Lowe, who lives in Lake Placid, is pleased to join the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance.

“I look forward to working with Justin and all of the alliance’s public, private and non-profit partners on initiatives to revitalize historic Ticonderoga,” Lowe said. “With the Adirondacks, Lake George, Lake Champlain and Fort Ticonderoga, Ti is a community with beautiful natural surroundings, an important history, and many other valuable assets to build on for its long term sustainability.”

Lowe graduated from Skidmore College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in biology and music. She received her master’s degree in regional planning from Cornell University.

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance is a not-for-profit, local development corporation whose mission is to restore economic prosperity in the Ticonderoga region through public-private partnerships and investment opportunities.

For more information contact Woods at jwoods@ticonderoga-alliance.org or Lowe at emlowe@ticonderoga-alliance.org

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