Catskill Center’s Annual Meeting planned for July 17 at Erpf House

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) will hold its 41st annual membership meeting on Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at the Erpf House in Arkville.

The annual meeting is highlighted by the presentation of the Alf Evers Award for Excellence, the election of new members to the board of directors, and a special guest presentation addressing this year’s focus on efforts underway to designate Route 28 a Scenic Byway.

The CCCD will honor Dennis Lucas Sr., supervisor for the Town of Hunter, with the Alf Evers Award for Excellence. Dennis has been chosen for his outstanding leadership and commitment to community development in the Catskill Mountain Region.

The annual meeting will feature a presentation by Al Wegener, organizer of the Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway, who will share his experiences with the Scenic Byway project and how this designation can be a tool for tourism development in the Catskills.

The CCCD will also elect eight people to the Board of Directors, including five new members. First-time nominees for the board of directors include Giacomo Barbieri of Bovina Center, Susan Clark of Bovina, Laura Hussey of Delhi, Patricia Rudge of Oliverea and Jan Jaffee of Pine Hill.
For more information please call Jonathan Mogelever, CCCD membership and outreach coordinator at 586-2611.