Village of Cooperstown to Hold Third Local Planning Committee Meeting for the NY Forward Strategic Investment Plan
CONTACT: Stefan Lutter, Revitalization Specialist
Phone: 1 (315) 728-4267
August 9, 2023, Cooperstown, NY – The Local Planning Committee (LPC) for the Cooperstown New York Forward (NYF) program will hold its third meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 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 includes a summary of public engagement results to date, a draft vision statement and goals for the Strategic Investment Plan; a review of proposed projects, and discussion of project evaluation criteria. The Local Planning Committee (LPC) is co-chaired by Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh and REDC Member Ken Meifert and consists of twelve 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: https://www.cooperstownny.org/new-york-forward/
NY Forward was launched in 2022 to support a more equitable downtown recovery for New York’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, NYS Homes and Community Renewal, and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. For more information, please visit https://www.ny.gov/programs/ny-forward.