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LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE (LPC) MEMBERS

The DRI accomplishes its goals through a unique state-local partnership that includes the Local Planning Committee (LPC), state agency staff, and a consultant team. The LPC is responsible for representing the interests and priorities of the community, while the state agency staff ensures that the process and deliverables are consistent with the goals, priorities and requirements of the Initiative.  In addition, the state agency staff, together with the consultants, provides expertise, guidance, and technical assistance to develop a strategic investment plan that will achieve the vision and goals for revitalization of the downtown as approved by the LPC.

Following are the partners involved in facilitating the DRI program in the Village of
Tupper Lake:

LOCAL PLANNING COMMITEE MEMBERS 

  • Paul A. Maroun — LPC Co-Chair, Village of Tupper Lake Mayor

  • James McKenna — LPC Co-Chair, North Country REDC, ROOST

  • Susan Delehanty — Tupper Arts Center

  • Lisa Gillis — Gillis Realty

  • Mark Jessie — Raquette River Brewing

  • Leslie Karasin — Northern Forest Center

  • Ellen Maroun — Aseel Legacy Fund

  • Faith McClelland — Spruce & Hemlock

  • Seth McGowan — Adirondack Sky Center

  • Stephanie Ratcliffe — The Wild Center

  • Caroline Welsh — Adirondak Experience

  • Jessica Belleville Whitman — Belleville & Associates Insurance

  • Rev. Rick Wilburn — Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel

STATE PARTNERS

  • Governor’s Office

  • Department of State

  • Empire State Development

  • NYS Homes and Community Renewal

  • Department of Labor

  • Department of Transportation

LOCAL PARTNERS

  • Village of Tupper Lake

  • Franklin County IDA

  • ROOST

  • Adirondack Park Agency

  • Franklin County EDC

CONSULTANT TEAM