Two new board members added to APA

Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook

Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The Adirondack Park Agency will welcome two new Board members to the Agency during this week’s monthly Board meeting.

In June, the New York State Senate confirmed Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s nominations of Karen Feldman and Daniel Wilt.

The Senate also re-confirmed the Governor’s nomination of Leilani Crafts Ulrich to serve as Chairwoman of the Adirondack Park Agency. Ulrich was the first woman to serve as Chair of the Adirondack Park Agency when Governor Cuomo nominated her for this distinction in November 2011.

“This is an exciting time for the Adirondacks and Chairwoman Ulrich is the right person to lead the Adirondack Park Agency,” APA Executive Director Terry Martino said. “She has a unique ability to find common ground among diverse interest groups. Under her leadership dialogue has led to progress – historic patterns of often heated interaction have been replaced with a willingness to collaborate to improve the economic outlook for Park communities while staying true to the APA Act. I have no doubt that she will continue to balance protection of our natural wonders while promoting economic opportunity throughout this magnificent Park.”

“I am truly honored and humbled to serve the Adirondack Park at this moment in time,” Ulrich said. “It is a privilege to be confirmed by the New York Senate and I thank Governor Cuomo for this opportunity. The Adirondack Park has benefited from Governor Cuomo’s substantial support. We live, work and recreate in one of the world’s greatest treasures and I believe with our strong partnerships we will continue to accomplish great things.”

Ulrich was first appointed to the APA Board in 2004. She chaired the Regulatory Programs and Park Ecology committees before being nominated as Chairwoman of the Adirondack Park Agency by Governor Cuomo in November of 2011. In 2006, Ulrich co-founded the Adirondack Common Ground Alliance (CGA). The Alliance convenes diverse groups from across the Adirondacks each summer and first published the “Blue Print for the Blueline.”

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