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Agenda – February 23, 2024

Center for Regional Growth Logo

REGULAR MEETING of
the BOARD of DIRECTORS

Friday – February 23, 2024 – 8:30 a.m.

34 W Fulton St & Zoom Conference

Gloversville, New York

AGENDA

I. Welcome & Call to Order

II. Roll Call

___ Timothy Beckett, Past Chair
___ Terri Easterly, Secretary
___ Dr. Leslie Ford, Vice Chair
___ Warren Greene
___ Kent Kirch, Chair
___ Geoffrey Peck, Treasurer
___ Denis Wilson
___ Jack Wilson
___ Open Seat – to be County appointed

 

Other Attendees:

___ Michael Albanese, Esq., Legal Counsel
___ John Blackmon, Chair-Board of Supervisors
___ Anne Boles, Executive Director-F/M Chamber of Commerce
___ Scott Henze, Planning Director Fulton County
___ Vince DeSantis, Mayor of Gloversville
___ Amy Praught, Mayor of Johnstown
___ Jim Mraz, Exec. Director-Fulton County IDA
___ Susanne Collins, Vice Chair-Fulton County IDA Board
___ Tyler A. McNeil, Leader-Herald

III.  Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of January 26, 2024 minutes – CRG Regular BOD Meeting

IV.  Announcements

  • None

V. Reports

  • Chair Report  ..…..…………………………………….………………..   Kent Kirch
  • Committee Reports
    • Executive Committee ……………………………………….     None
    • Governance Committee   ………….…………..…………..    None
    • Finance Committee ………….…………………………..…      Geoffrey Peck
    • Audit Committee   ….……………………………………..…     Geoffrey Peck
      • Presentation of Audit Findings………………….     Michael Rossi, CPA, West & Co,
    • Membership Committee  (Ad Hoc)…………………….     Kent Kirch
  • Membership & Marketing Report  ……………………………..     Ken Adamczyk
  • Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist Report..    Jennifer Donovan
  • Chamber, Fulton County, IDA and City Reports (Gloversville, Johnstown, any others)

VI. President & CEO Report – Ronald Peters

    • –      Business Update
      1. Resolution
        1. To authorize signer modifications to Key Bank accounts
        2. To acknowledge and accept CRG 2023 Audit
      2. Grant Programs
        1. CRG Countywide EPA Brownfield Grant
        2. Fast NY Grant
        3. EDI-Community Project Funding Grant
        4. Grant Opportunities
      3. Business Marketing
        1. Loan Program Update
        2. Mohawk Valley Brownfields Developer Summit
        3. Fashion Tanning Site
        4. Workforce Development
      4. Business Inquiries/Business Leads
        1. RFPs received
        2. Housing development
        3. NY Loves Nanotech
        4. CRG/IDA/County/County Planning Meeting
      5. Miscellaneous
        1. CRG Goals for 2024
        2. CRG 2023 Board Evaluation Results

 VII.  Adjourn to Executive Session

  • None Planned

VIII.  Wrap up

  • Board Photo with Leap Day donations for website posting.

  IX.  Adjourn Meeting

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