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Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021
Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
The CAC consists of nine appointed members, each of whom serve a two-year term.
The Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) was created by the Town of Danby in June, 2010, and first met in January, 2011. Its purpose and authority, structure and membership, and funding are described in Resolution 2010-082.
One of the ways the Conservation Advisory Council helps to protect land in Danby is through the Danby Conservation Easement Program. The CAC is searching for landowners interested in preserving and protecting their land from future development. The Danby conservation easement is a flexible way for landowners to protect their land in perpetuity – forever, in a word. A CAC member works with the landowner to help them determine the desired level of protection. Ownership and use remain with the landowner, but easement limitations pass on with sale of the property to future owners.
The Chair of the CAC is appointed annually
Margaret Corbit, Co- Chair, term ends 12/2022
Joel Gagnon, term ends 12/2023
Katharine Hunter, term ends 12/2022
Brittany Lagaly, term ends 12/2023
Renee Owens, terms end 12/2023
Don Schauffler, term ends 12/2022
Mary Woodsen, term ends 12/2023
Jonathan Zisk, Co-Chair, term ends 12/2022
Recording Secretary: Betsy Keokosky (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794.