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Welcome New AdkAction Board Members

AdkAction is pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors: Becky Northrup, Cammy Sheridan, and Jerry Delaney.

Becky Northrup grew up in Pennsylvania and discovered the Adirondacks when her twin sister enrolled in Paul Smith’s College Culinary Program. After graduating from Harding University in Arkansas where she studied Print Journalism, Becky decided to join her twin for a year, tops, in the Adirondacks to check it out. That was almost two decades ago. She has spent her career as a storyteller representing numerous marketing and communications clients across New York State and joined the New York Ski Educational Foundation as the Director of Communications and Development in 2022, where she continues to tell the stories of the generations of skiers and jumpers who call the Adirondacks home. Becky lives and plays in Wilmington with her husband Tim, a partner at Northwoods Engineering in Saranac Lake, and their two boys. As a family, they enjoy riding mountain bikes, skiing, and exploring all the beautiful corners of the incredible Park they call home.

Cammy Sheridan is a native of the Adk Park, growing up in Tupper Lake. She has taught psychology as well as served as the Disabilities Specialist at North Country Community College for the past 24 years at the Saranac Lake Campus. Cammy has lived in Lake Placid since 1993 where she raised her daughter, Sarah. Cammy spends as much time as possible playing outdoors; skiing, boating, biking, and hiking as well as traveling with her partner, Guy. Cammy holds a B.S. in Recreational Therapy from Green Mountain College, a M.S. in Special Education from SUNY Plattsburgh, a M.S. in Psychology from Walden University. Cammy has served and continues to serve on various boards in the Adirondacks, including John Brown Lives!, Lake Placid School District Board, and currently, is the Co-Chair of the Essex County Community Services Advisory Board and President of Lakeside House, Inc Board in Saranac Lake.

Jerry Delaney, like many Adirondackers, wears many hats. Grew up on a small farm. Had his first job at 12 on a farm. Worked in the woods as a professional logger for 14 years. He now owns a small logging and excavating business based in Saranac, New York; he has retired from NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY; and served as a Councilman at the Town of Saranac for 16 years. He also represented Clinton County as Chairman on the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board from 2011 to September 2018. In October 2018 he was appointed Executive Director of the Adirondack Park local Government Review Board, which was created in NY Executive Law 803a to advise and assist the Adirondack Park Agency in land use issues in the park. Jerry was also a board member of the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages that represents local government in state-level policy issues. He has a particular interest in increasing the use of wood-based biomass heat in his and surrounding communities. Jerry also served on the Northern Forest Center Board for 9 years.

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