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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The ARC Recognizes Dr. Elizabeth Thorndike

At the Adirondack Research Consortium’s 15th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks held this May 21-22, 2008 in Lake Placid, newly elected ARC President Bill Porter presented outgoing President Liz Thorndike with a plaque recognizing her hard work and dedication to furthering the mission of the organization.
While stepping down as President, Liz will continue to serve the ARC Board of Directors in an expanded role on the Partnership and Fund Development Committee.
Liz has served as ARC Vice President from 2003 to 2006 and as President from 2006-2008. She served for fifteen and a half years as a commissioner of the Adirondack Park Agency and seven years as a trustee of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks. She is currently a board member of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). She has a PhD in the field of Natural Resource Policy and Planning from Cornell University where she is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning.

The award presented to Liz reads as follows:

In Appreciation
Elizabeth Thorndike, Ph.D.

For your hard work and leadership as President of the Adirondack Research Consortium Board of Directors in guiding the organization to become a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, developing an ambitious strategic plan calling for long term organizational sustainability, encouraging growth and improvement in existing and new programs, raising substantial funds, and growing the partnership network in support all of these goals. Your personal commitment and leadership is an inspiration to all of us at The ARC, thank you Liz!

Adirondack Research Consortium
May 22, 2008

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