Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC)
BWB – 201 West 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY
July 27, 2027
Michael Metzger Chairman
Hans Auer Treasurer
Mark Odell Member
Brad Walters Member
Jay Churchill Member
Also in attendance:
Mark Geise Administrative Director/CEO
Richard E. Dixon Chief Financial Officer
Milan K. Tyler, Esq. Counsel
Paul Wendel County Executive
Pierre Chagnon Legislature
Carol Rasmussen CCIDA Staff
Kristine Morabito CCIDA Staff
Jeanette Lo Bello CCIDA Staff
Rosie Strandburg CCIDA Staff
Nate Aldrich CREDC
Michael Andalora CCIDA Staff
Greg Bacon Post Journal
Absent Board Member(s):
Dennis Rak, Gary Henry, Steven Thorpe, and Kelly Farrell-DuBois
Meeting was called to order by Michael Metzger, Chairman, at 11:25 a.m.
I would like to call to order the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors Meeting. We are at BWB, 201 West 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY. It is July 27, 2021 and it is 11:25 a.m. We do have quorum. Roll call. Let the record show there are 5 members present. I would now like to entertain a motion to approve the March 23, 2021 minutes, which you previously received.
So moved Mr. Chairman.
Motion made by Mark. Do I have a second?
Motion made by Mark and seconded by Hans. All those in favor?
Aye – Unanimous.
Opposed, abstained? Motion carried unanimously. Now to New Business A.
Acknowledge Nate, Kristy and Monica’s hard work. Gave brief overview of the work that has been put in over the last two years. We were awarded over $1 million, over the next 3 years, which is huge. Described what the funds would be used for – Staff, leveraging, consultants, etc.
Reminded Board of grant that was awarded in 2019 and how those funds were used in regards to the Economic Development Strategy and how that helped pave the wave to receiving the grant being presented to the Board today. Provided brief overview of the work that was done to get to this point and how the funds would be used. Thanked partners, County Executive and staff for their hard work.
Any questions for Nate?
Commended Nate, Mark and all parties involved for their tenacity.
Thanked Mark Odell for his help and participation in the process.
Advised Board Grant Agreement is in their packets and provided brief review of resolution being presented to the Board.
Any other questions for Nate and Mark? Hearing none. Mark can you please move the resolution?
Resolution 07-27-21-07 Of The Members Of The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation Approving Entry Into An Agreement With Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation For Grant Funding For The Chautauqua County Partnership For Economic Growth.
Thank you. Do I have a second?
Motion made by Mark and seconded by Hans. Roll call vote.
Aye – Unanimous
Let the record show there are 5 votes in the affirmative. Motion carried unanimously. Is there any old business to come before this Board?
Meeting adjourned at 11:34 a.m.
(Assistant) Secretary (Vice) Chairman