Western Erie Canal Communities Conference Nov 6th

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Western Erie Canal AllianceThe Western Erie Canal Alliance, in conjunction with the Landmark Society of Western New York, will present a conference, “Something Old… Something New”, in celebration of historic Main Streets as centerpieces of community economic success.

The conference will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at the Fairport Electric building in Fairport, NY, hosted by The Village of Fairport.

Conference attendees will hear from experts in the fields of Historic Tax Credits, Second Floor Development, Design Strategies, and Current Economic Development Trends. The conference will also host The Landmark Society’s Partners Roundup — a gathering of community advocates and preservation partners where attendees can share their communities or organization’s challenges and successes. Attendees will learn ideas and tools to make their community’s historic assets work for their future economic development strategies.

Program speakers include:

• A. Darren Miller, Esq, Real Estate Attorney, Nixon Peabody
• John Cornell, III, Esq, Partner, Nixon Peabody
• Clinton Brown, Founder, Clinton Brown Architecture Company, PC
• Benjamin Woelk, Founder, Slow Road Consulting
• Caitlin Meives, Preservation Planner, The Landmark Society of Western New York
• Joni Monroe, AIA,
Executive Director, Rochester Regional Community Design Center

Registration, Sponsorship opportunities, and additional information can be found online at www.westerneriecanal.com. Interested participants can also reach organizers via email at bkravetz1@rochester.rr.com.

The Western Erie Canal Alliance (WECA) serves as a conduit and partner to regional communities in an effort to support New York State’s Management Plan for the Western Erie Canal Heritage Corridor. The organization that make up the alliance help preserve, maintain and promote the integrity of the 136 mile stretch of Erie Canal corridor in the counties of Erie, Monroe, Orleans and Wayne.

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