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The Deferiet BOA Nomination is delivered through a coordinated approach between New York State, the Village of Deferiet, Town of Wilna, BOA Steering Committee, and a consultant project team led by Elan, Planning & Design. These partners provide advice and expertise to guide the the BOA Steering Committee in the development of the BOA Nomination.

BOA Steering Committee

  • Joe Cook, Mayor

  • Michael Bourcy, Director, Jefferson County Planning Department

  • Sarah Bullock, Community Development Coordinator, Town of Wilna

  • Jennifer Harvill, Associate Director of Community and Regional Projects, NYS Tug Hill Commission

  • Jillian Lee, Project Specialist, NYS Tug Hill Commission

  • Anna Peck, Trustee, Village of Deferiet

  • Harry Peck, Resident

  • Rob Sligar, CrossCountry Mortgage 

  • Marshall WierDeputy CEO, Jefferson County Economic Development

  • David Zembiec, CEO, Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency (JCIDA)

NYS Team

  • Kylie Peck, Revitalization Specialist, Department of State

  • Brian Gyory, NYSERDA

New York State

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Consultant Project Team

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