CONTACT: Stefan Lutter, Revitalization Specialist

Phone: 1 (315) 728-4267


October 16, 2023, Cooperstown, NY – The Local Planning Committee (LPC) for the Cooperstown New York Forward (NYF) program will hold its fifth meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Cooperstown Village Hall, 22 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326. The meeting is open to observers from the public, with an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.

The agenda for this meeting will be to select projects to be recommended for funding. All LPC meetings are open to the public and allow time for public comment.

The Local Planning Committee (LPC) is co-chaired by Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh and REDC Member Ken Meifert and consists of eleven other members representing a diverse cross section of the Cooperstown community.

The Village of Cooperstown was selected by the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) to receive a $4.5 million award from New York State Governor Kathy Hochul through the NY Forward (NYF) program. Investment from this program will allow Cooperstown to develop a Strategic Investment Plan and implement key catalytic projects to advance a community vision for downtown improvements. Projects selected for funding will transform the community and support a vibrant local economy. More information can be found at:

NY Forward was launched in 2022 to support a more equitable downtown recovery for New York State’s smaller communities, with a focus on hamlets, villages, and neighborhood-scale commercial centers. NY Forward is led by the New York State Department of State, in close partnership with Empire State Development, Homes and Community Renewal, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. For more information, please visit