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New board at Adirondack Park Agency

Karen Feldman and Daniel Wilt are the newest additions to the Adirondack Park Agency board.

The two appointees by Gov. Andrew Cuomo were confirmed in June by the state Senate, which also re-confirmed Leilani Crafts Ulrich, who will now serve as the board's chairwoman.

“This is an exciting time for the Adirondacks and Chairwoman Ulrich is the right person to lead the Adirondack Park Agency,” APA Executive Director Terry Martino said in a statement. “She has a unique ability to find common ground among diverse interest groups. Under her leadership dialogue has led to progress – historic patterns of often heated interaction have been replaced with a willingness to collaborate to improve the economic outlook for Park communities while staying true to the APA Act."

Ulrich was first appointed to the APA board in 2004 and co-founded the Adirondack Common Ground Alliance in 2006.

The new board members, Feldman and Wilt, bring to the board 30 years of legal experience and manufacturing experience respectively.

Feldman serves on the New York State Humane Society board of directors, is a member of the Adirondack Landowners Association and lives in Columbia County. Wilt, who operates Wilt Industries, is North Country Economic Development Council member, is a past member and President of the Piseco Common School District and resides in Hamilton County.

The Adirondack Park Agency Board is governed by 11 members, with eight appointed by the governor. Members serve four years terms and rule on park policy issues and permit applications.

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