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Learn How to Organize Your Group & Project on April 4

March 27, 2007

[FERNDALE] – Communities interested in learning how to organize their project (and themselves) will get some help during the Sullivan Renaissance seminar on “How to Get Organized beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the CVI Building in Ferndale. 


Renaissance staff member Helen Budrock, AICP, will share experiences and offer tips and tools on organizing people and tasks.  She is a certified planner with over a decade of community development experience.  Part of her job is to assist organizations with visioning, resource development, capacity building and other planning services.


She began her career in the private sector, before joining The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in 1996 and becoming Assistant Director.  Budrock earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from SUNY Purchase and her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  She resides in Hurleyville.


The 2007 program was unveiled at the Sullivan Renaissance Conference and Expo in February.  Grants will be awarded on March 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the CVI Building in Liberty.  Projects must be completed in August.  During the last six years Sullivan Renaissance has funded over 200 community projects in all 15 towns and 6 villages in Sullivan County. 


Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Beaverkill Foundation and the Gerry Foundation.  Additional funding has been secured by NYS Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther. 


For information call 845-295-2445 or visit the website at