CWC elects Mike Triolo as new president
10/8/13 - 2:14 pm
Above: Georgianna Lepke of Neversink passes the CWC gavel to Michael Triolo of Stamford. Photo courtesy of the Catskill Watershed Corporation.
The board of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, a nonprofit governed mostly by elected officials from the New York City watershed region, voted Stamford town supervisor Michael Triolo as its new president at the board's regular meeting on Tuesday, October 1.
Triolo takes over from longtime CWC president Georgianna Lepke, town council member and former supervisor of the town of Neversink. Lepke has sold her Neversink home and is moving to Florida, according to a statement released by the CWC.
In the statement, Triolo praised Lepke's leadership.
"I will have to fill some huge shoes. If I can do half the job Georgie’s done, I’ll be happy," Triolo said. "And if at any point I lose sight of the fact that this is a regional organization, representing and helping people in Delaware, Sullivan, Schoharie, Greene and Ulster Counties, you let me know."
Triolo was the CWC's economic development director from 2003 to the beginning of 2012. In April of 2012, he was elected to the CWC board, replacing former Delaware County representative Len Utter.
Lepke has been a member of the CWC board since its formation in 1997 under the Memorandum of Agreement, the complex pact that governs land use and city-imposed regulations in New York City's vast upstate watershed. Under the agreement, New York City must provide ongoing funding for economic development and wastewater projects in the watershed region, which are carried out by the CWC. The organization also played a role in helping flood-damaged local businesses get back on their feet after the 2011 Irene and Lee floods, with a $5 million grant program that provided the first financial help many small businesses got after the storms.
Triolo's election was unanimous. In the CWC's statement, several members said he was a good choice for the job.
"Mike has the respect and admiration of everyone," said Rich Parete, an Ulster County legislator and CWC board member.
Hamden supervisor Wayne Marshfield, also a CWC board member, echoed the sentiment. "Mike’s the most experienced of anyone on this Board, he knows the programs inside and out, and is a good fit for the organization," Marshfield said.
Lepke's current term on the Neversink town council runs through the end of the year. If she steps down before then, the town board may appoint someone to serve out her term.
|Octoberfest Pig Roast Sunday, Oct. 11|
|Build a Scarecrow for a Good Cause ... Help Feed the Hungry|
|Fresh Beef, Chicken, and Stew Birds. And new Donkeys|
|Fixer Farmhouse, Halcott Center, $47,000|
|Spice Up Your Fall With Chai!|
|NEW from Tay Tea -- Organic Single Estate Teas!|
|Roscoe Beer Hosts A Wicked Good Time!|
|SAVE THE DATE: Trout Town Oktoberfest- October 17th|
|NYNJTC Is Hiring! Assistant Program Coordinator: Catskills (Part Time)|
|TALK SHOW OUTBREAK AT WIOX COMMUNITY RADIO|
|Harvest Moon Ball honoree Chairperson of Foundation|
|Harvest Moon Ball October 17th|
|Position Available at Margaretville Health Foundation|
|Farmers' Market of the Week: Colchester|
|Farmers' Market of the Week: Rosendale|
|Farmers' Market of the Week: Morris|
|Celebrate Columbus Day in Roxbury|
|Bed & Eggs, Cozy B & B in Roxbury|
|Writers in the Mountains' Fourth Annual Essay Contest|
|Job Posting: Procurement Analyst|
|Don’t Get Caught in the Cold this Winter! Save with a FREE ACCESSORY!|
|Going Solar Makes $$ Sense|
|Get Solar Panels and Make Your Own Clean Energy - Oct. 3rd|
|Defeat Wild Parsnip!|
|1880s charm with glass, light, 2 fireplaces, pond and 8+ acres|
|Thanksgiving in Neutral Territory?|
|Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum|
|Writing Myth: A Spillian Writing Imaginarium Sat. Sept 26|
|SWEET VIOLETS IN RHINEBECK- STARR LIBRARY - SEPTEMBER 24TH AT 7PM|
|Quilts Along the Delaware “The Delaware County Town and Country Quilters Guild” to Host Quilt Show at DCHA|
|Two Brand-New Apartments For Rent In Fleischmanns|
|Join us in supporting Shandaken's Town Parks & Recreation Board!|
|OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH FROM 11AM TO 2 PM|