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Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway 2020 Annual Meeting

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What’s Happening on the Greenway? Four presenters answer this question from each of their unique perspectives.

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What’s Happening on the Greenway? is the theme of our 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Here are our presenters:

  • Kristine Uribe, GVG State Park Manager, has been working diligently with construction crews and engineering staff from three Park regions on the resurfacing project from Rt 5 in Avon, Livingston County to Ballantyne Road in Rochester, Monroe County. Thanks to a generous donation from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. foundation, a match from Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, and a TAP grant from Dept of Transportation, we have $6.5 million to spend on improving our beloved trail. Get a glimpse of what’s been happening over the summer behind the “Trail Closed” barriers and see what the future holds for our Greenway.
  • Carl Schoenthal, FOGVG Director, and Nicole Manapol, Director of Letchworth Gateway Villages (LGV) and coordinator for the Genesee Valley Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative.
  • FOGVG initiated the Genesee Valley Greenway Trail Town program in 2018, with the goal of promoting economic development, increased usership and improved trail amenities. Since that time the committee has performed community assessments, provided technical assistance to communities, and participated in LGV grant applications resulting in $100K through USDA Rural Development to benefit the program. Through our partnership with local communities and LGV, and our participation in the Rural Economic Development Innovation Initiative (REDI), the FOGVG is now positioned to move this program ahead to the benefit of our existing and future trail users in the communities we serve. Looking ahead, we plan to develop the documentation and program support necessary for each local Trail Town to achieve certification along with the digital marketing and mapping tools to fully share each community's unique story within the greater context of the entire trail corridor. Building off of the relationships developed through collaboration, intermunicipal agreements and volunteers, this program will be a model for other communities and trail organizations in the Genesee Valley Region and throughout the State.

  • FOGVG received a $42K Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund Design and Access Grant for a feasibility study to close a GVGSP trail gap of 1.3 mi in Cuba and identify a Southern Gateway for the Greenway, resulting in Cuba becoming a GVG Trail Town. FOGVG Director Bob Amundson will review current efforts in the Cuba community to help achieve the goal of Cuba as a trail town.
  • There will be an opportunity for Questions & Answers after the above four presentations.
  • A brief FOGVG business meeting will follow and include a President's Report. Annual Financial Report and 2020-21 budget, election of FOGVG Directors and revision of FOGVG By-Laws. See www.fogvg.org for details.

    What do I need to participate? All you need to participate is a computer or mobile device with audio and an internet connection. (Ideally a computer or tablet works best. Phones generally have too small of a screen for meaningful viewing.)

    How do I join --do I need to be "techie?" This is EASY. You will receive information on how to join your specific webinar via your confirmation email. Here is a short video on what to expect. No advanced computer skills needed!

    Look for your confirmation email immediately upon registration for participation details! (Check your spam folder, too, as sometimes they wind up there!)

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