NYSACC General Meeting, Award Presentation, and Election of Board of Directors
Join our discussion on how NYSACC can best serve its members; hear from this year's Margery Sachs Award winner, Anne Jaffe Holmes; and vote on NYSACC Board members (see below).
The following individuals are nominated for the NYSACC Board:
Brett Johnson, Region 8, DIRECTOR (2 years): Brett is the chair of the Town of Gorham and has been a board member of NYSACC since 2019.
Julie Noble, Region 3, DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (3 years): Julie is vice-president of NYSACC since 2019, and a board member for almost ½ of her life, founding chair of the City of Kingston Conservation Council (now CAC Staff Support), and is currently Ex-Officio member of Climate Smart Kingston. Julie also is the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department.
John Rhodes, Region 3, DIRECTOR (2 years): John has been a Board member of NYSACC since 2016. He is the chair of the Mt Kisco CAC, Board of Directors of the Marsh Sanctuary, and member of the steering committee of the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership, a bi-state regional environmental organization.
Simon Skolnik, Region 3, DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (3 years): Simon is president of NYSACC since 2019 and a board member since 1989. He served as chair of the Bedford Conservation Board from 1995 to 2021, and is now a member of that board.
Joy Squires, Region 1, DIRECTOR (2 years): Joy is past president of NYSACC from 1994 to 2019, and is the chair of the Huntington Conservation Board.
Kate Schmidt, Region 3, DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (3 years): Kate has been with the Orange County Department of Planning since 2003, and her title is Land Use/Sustainability/Trail Partner. She has worked extensively with CACs in her County.
Shree Ram Shrivastava, Region 8, DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (3 years): President and CEO of Larsen Engineers, located in Rochester, NY. Ram is passionate about the Climate Smart Solutions that can transform our communities with energy smart actions and implement water and land conservation programs. Ram is currently serving as Ex. Chairperson of The Board of Directors of the Center for Environmental Information (CEI), and is a board member for Greentopia, an organization working towards a more sustainable Greater Rochester.
Ellen Silver, Region 3, DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE (3 years): Ellen is chair of the Village of Mamaroneck Committee for the Environment since 2017.