Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Adirondack Council leader to step down

lobby day 2020

Willie Janeway, executive director of the Adirondack Council for the last decade, is stepping down in September. The news follows leadership changes coming for other prominent Adirondack Park organizations including the Barkeater Trails Alliance and Protect the Adirondacks.

Janeway said he is not retiring, and he’s not sure what’s next. It was time for a transition, he said. You can read more here.

Though the weather is looking snowy tonight and tomorrow (Feb. 28), Adirondack Park groups are planning to flood the Capitol in Albany for Adirondack Park lobbying day. We got a taste of what they’ll be advocating through the state budget hearings. In case you missed that story, you can read more here.

MARCH 6 UPDATE ON LOBBY DAY: Last week, a group of hearty Adirondack Park advocates braved the snow to stump in Albany for budget and policy measures. David Gibson, of Adirondack Wild, recounted some of the asks to lawmakers and provided some photos of the day. You can read more here.

Above: Willie Janeway of the Adirondack Council discusses park lobbying efforts in Albany on Adirondack Lobby Day 2020 as representatives of other groups look on. Explorer file photo by Gwendolyn Craig

This first appeared in Gwen’s weekly “Adirondack Report” newsletter. Click here to sign up.

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Gwen is the environmental policy reporter for Adirondack Explorer.




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