Storytelling Workshop (2019 LGAA)

Village of Rockville Centre (Winner)
County: Nassau County
Population: 10,001 to 50,000
Village Hall: (516) 678-9300

The Village of Rockville Centre implemented a storytelling workshop for its senior citizens. A series of five workshops taught the basics of effective storytelling, not only encouraging the seniors to share their stories, but teaching them to do it effectively and easily. This program has benefitted the seniors who have participated and has also brought the entire community together in a positive way. In addition, the performances were taped and edited and will soon be shown on the Village’s cable television channel.

Cohoes Music Hall (2017 LGAA)

City of Cohoes
County: Albany County
Population: 10,001 to 50,000
City Hall: (518) 233-2121

When elected in 2016, Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse partnered with the Executive Director of the Palace Theater in Albany to make the Cohoes Music Hall one of the fastest growing music halls in the Capital Region. Prior to the partnership, the Music Hall, which opened in 1874, was operated by a private group responsible for programming and the city kept ownership of the building and was responsible for maintenance and utilities. The cost to the city was $90,000 a year and little revenue if any was received by the city. The group failed to pay its loans to the Cohoes LDC and the Music Hall was on the cusp of closing its doors.

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"All About the Place" (2016 LGAA)

Village of Rockville Centre (Winner)
County: Nassau County
Population: 10,000 to 50,000
Village Hall: (516) 678-9300

The Village of Rockville Centre introduced a village-wide video contest themed, “I Love Rockville Centre,” which encouraged residents to showcase what they love about the Village. The project served as a great public relations vehicle and created an atmosphere of friendly competition and camaraderie, while producing positive, no-cost public relations content for the Village's television channel, as well as several thousand ‘hits’ on You-Tube.

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Manchester Gateway Trail (2014 LGAA)

Village of Manchester
County: Ontario County
Population: Less than 5,000
Village Hall: (585) 289-4340

The Village of Manchester's pedestrian/bicycle pathway project is the product of a collaborative local planning effort that included broad-based municipal and public participation.

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Performing Arts Gazebo (2014 LGAA)

Village of Sea Cliff
County: Nassau County
Population: Less than 5,000
Village Hall: (516) 671-0090

This project was the designing and building of a Performing Arts Gazebo at Sea Cliff Beach in the Village of Sea Cliff. It included the expansion of the Beach Pavilion building and the creation of a state of the art commercial kitchen.

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The Butterfly Nature Trail (2014 LGAA)

Village of Macedon
County: Wayne County
Population: Less than 5,000
Village Hall: (315) 986-3976

The Village of Macedon's Butterfly Nature Trail was developed as a destination point for the community and for its visitors.  This accessible, healthy place offers affordable family time, acts as an educational vehicle and a natural place where people with different types of disabilities may enjoy the nature therapy trail, learn about nature and history, and and interact with nature.

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6er Program (2014 LGAA)

Village of Saranac Lake
County: Franklin County
Population: 5,001 to 10,000
Village Hall: (518) 891-1541

The Saranac Lake 6er Program is an economic development / tourism destination enhancement using the community's natural resources. The challenge was created to help grow Saranac Lake as a tourism destination by leveraging one of the community's tremendous assets, namely, proximity to the Adirondack Wilderness. The goal is to get hikers to spend time in the Saranac Lake area and spend time and money at lodging, restaurant and retail businesses in the community.

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Bob Klein Softball Field Renovation (2013 LGAA)

Village of Rockville Centre (Winner)
County: Nassau Count
Population: 10,001 to 50,000
Village Hall: (516) 678-9260

The Village of Rockville Centre and Molloy College entered into a 20-year agreement to improve the athletic facilities at the Village's sports complex. This extensive renovation was accomplished through a public-private partnership between the Village of Rockville Centre and Molloy College, whereby the Village supplied the land and Molloy College, the capital to build the new complex.

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New Athletic "Field Turf" Grass/Cooperative Agreement (2005 LGAA)

Village of Rockville Centre (Winner)
County: Nassau County
Population: 10,001 to 50,000
Village Hall: (516) 678-9300

Rockville Centre finished the installation of an artificial "field turf" system on two athletic fields, for the approximate cost of $1.2 million. By partnering with a local private college, and allowing limited college field usage, the village substantially increased playing time for all sports clubs and high school teams, saved yearly maintenance costs and water consumption, and delivered two NCAA Class I sports fields.

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Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts (2004 Public Works)

Village of Colonie
County: Albany County
Population: 5,000 to 10,000
Village Hall: (518) 869-7562

The Village of Colonie completed the "Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts" project. The amphitheater is a facility for use by the general public for awards ceremonies, weddings, and other community based activities.

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New Angola Theatre Project (2003 Main Street)

Village of Angola
County: Erie County
Population: Less than 5,000
Village Hall: (716) 549-1126

The Claddagh Commission's goal to provide a work environment for their clients by purchasing and restoring the old Angola Theater was the catalyst that instigated the revitalization of the Village of Angola. The Claddagh Commission is a non-profit organization that provides residential and day services to disabled adults.

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Coach USA Center (2001 Main Street)

City of Elmira
County: Chemung County
Population: 10,001 to 50,000
City Hall: (607) 737-5644

The Coach USA Center was intended to rejuvenate Elmira's Central Business District and was identified as the major catalytic project in the City's Comprehensive Master Plan adopted by the Elmira City Council in December 1998. This project is the result of a collaborative effort of many parties including the private sector, city, county, state, and federal governments, and has resulted in the Central Business District becoming a destination for sports and entertainment in the region.

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