Greater Brockport Development Corporation News

May 3, 2013

Greater Brockport Development Corporation Elects New Officers

(BROCKPORT, N.Y.; May 3, 2013) - The Greater Brockport Development Corp.'s (GBDC) Board of Directors elected new officers for the 2013-14 fiscal year last night during the local development corporation's annual meeting, GBDC President Jack Kinnicutt announced today.

The Board elected former Brockport Mayor Josephine C. Matela to serve as the GBDC's Vice President. Matela, who has been a member of the Board since the organization's inception in 2002 and previously served as President, was the GBDC's Secretary during the previous year. She replaces William Andrews, who, like Matela, has been with the GBDC since its inception. Andrews, who most recently served as Vice President, will remain as a Director on the Board.

Replacing Matela as Secretary is Jacqueline Davis, Professor Emeritus of Dance at The College at Brockport. Ms. Davis joined the Board in September 2012 and served as its Treasurer for the balance of the last fiscal year.

The Board refrained from electing a Treasurer until which time it fills one of three vacancies with an individual whose background is well suited to assist with the organization's financial reporting requirements. Kinnicutt indicated that the GBDC's Nominating Committee is currently spearheading a search for candidates and that the Board expects to name someone soon.

Kinnicutt, a Brockport native and former regional director with Empire State Development, New York State's economic development agency, was elected in March to serve as President for the balance of former President Gary Skoog's term following Skoog's resignation from the Board of Directors in February. Kinnicutt, who first joined the Board last November, will remain President for the coming year.

Other members of the GBDC's Board of Directors are: Terry Ann Carbone, former Lockport Schools Superintendent, and Daniel Donovan, who is retired following a 31-year career with Rochester Gas & Electric.

The GBDC Board of Directors is comprised of nine volunteers who serve three-year terms while officers are elected annually. The Board meets at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at the Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., in Brockport.

The Greater Brockport Development Corp. was founded in 2002 to stimulate economic development activity and enhance the quality of life in the Village of Brockport and the Towns of Sweden and Clarkson by helping existing businesses to grow and create jobs; responding to the needs of companies considering Greater Brockport for business location, expansion or retention projects; marketing Greater Brockport to prospective businesses; and supporting community development activities that promote tourism and attract visitors to the region.

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