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SULLIVAN COUNTY ON THE MOVE

Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference at Bethel Woods

February 9, 2015

[FERNDALE] – Unlike any time in its recent history, Sullivan County is beginning a series of projects that will move it forward economically, culturally and environmentally.  This year’s Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference will bring together, for the first time, a panel of six key organizations to discuss their current and future plans.

The conference will be held on Saturday, March 7 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  All are invited to hear about the initiatives happening now in Sullivan County.  The facility is ADA compliant and there will be simultaneous translation in Spanish.  Admission is free.

Members of the keynote panel will describe how their initiatives are catalysts for the continued transformation of Sullivan County.  Panelists include:

  • Alan Gerry, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • Charles Degliomini, Empire Resorts Inc.
  • Patrick Dollard, The Center for Discovery
  • Dr. Karin Hilgersom, SUNY Sullivan
  • Dr. Gerard Galarneau, Catskill Regional Medical Center
  • Ramsay Adams, Catskill Mountainkeeper

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Peter Tarlow, an international consultant on community beautification and its positive effects on economic development and tourism.   

In addition to the panel, the morning session features six Renaissance Awards given to ten individuals and organizations.  The afternoon session includes a presentation about “Community Landscape Art & Practice” by Kirk Ryan Brown and the launch of 2015 Sullivan Renaissance grant program.  Market items from The Center for Discovery’s Thanksgiving Farm CSA will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Information about the 2015 Sullivan Renaissance grant program will be presented, along with an opportunity to discuss individual projects with staff in both English and Spanish.

For details about the conference, call the Sullivan Renaissance office at 845-295-2445.  To register or to download a conference brochure, go to SullivanRenaissance.org/registration.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.