Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Glens Falls and Bolton resident Paul Cummings to its Board of Directors.
Cummings is a Senior Planner and Project Manager at The Chazen Companies, a multi-disciplinary engineering, planning and land surveying firm with an office in Glens Falls. His extensive background includes working with various land trusts, nonprofits, and municipalities to identify conservation priorities and strategies, and developing smart growth land use plans that focus on sustainability and preservation of natural and cultural resources. He is also skilled in public participation and using a number of mapping, visualization and data management technologies, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
“We are really excited to have Paul join the Board,” said LGLC Executive Director Jamie Brown. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience related to planning and land use but more than that he brings a real love of the lake and connection to this place. Paul has an energy and vision makes his excitement contagious. He seems to know everyone and has a warm personality and passion that makes him a great ambassador for the LGLC. He will make a great addition to our already strong group of community leaders.”
“Having grown up in Bolton,” Cummings said, “I have a deep and abiding connection to Lake George. My grandparents, after decades of spending their summer months on St. Sacrament Island, retired to Bolton. My parents and brother still reside in Bolton, and I share a second home in Basin Bay with my extended family. I believe serving on the LGLC’s Board of Directors will provide me with an opportunity to play a meaningful role in helping to preserve Lake George so that my two boys will enjoy the same experiences that I look back on so fondly.”
Cummings has a Masters degree from the University of Albany in Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning and Community Development, and is AICP and LEED® AP certified and has trained at the National Charrette Institute (NCI). He lives in Glens Falls with his wife Katy and their two young sons.