Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc held a virtual Annual Meeting on September 28, 2020, where the Board voted to elect Randall Beach as President of the Board. Beach had previously served as 1st Vice-President, he replaces Edward Bartholomew of the Warren County Economic Development Corporation, who passed away in July. A native of Plattsburgh and now a resident of Schenectady, Randall is a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP where he has practiced in the areas of real estate development and commercial real estate since 2002. Before joining Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, he was the Director of Legal Affairs for Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation.
Other Board officers that were elected are Andy Sajor as 1st Vice-President, Peter Repas as Second Vice-President, William Johnston as Interim Treasurer, and Bruce Ferguson as Secretary. In addition, several Board members were re-elected for three-year terms include: Lisa Hammerquist Hall, Kristen Hanifin, Assemblyman John T. McDonald, III, and Mo O’Connell. The Board acknowledged deep appreciation for Dee Carroll of Westport, NY. Dee is retiring from the Board after fifteen years of outstanding contributions and faithful service, particularly for her passions of art, history, and boating.
Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that manages a scenic byway from New York’s Capital Region to the Canadian border–a region of spectacular natural landscapes laden with history, culture, and art. Our mission is to inspire people to discover, honor, celebrate, and share the heritage and stories that connect our lives and to foster vibrant communities for future generations. The Lakes to Locks Passage Byway follows the interconnected waterway of the Upper Hudson River, Champlain Canal, Lake George, and Lake Champlain, through six counties in New York State: Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Essex, and Clinton. Visit www.passageport.org for more information.