What is it?

The Earlville for Earlville project will give our community a way for us to define and describe our needs and goals, and to use those needs and goals to develop an action plan. We will do this by asking ourselves questions in a variety of ways: through surveys, interviews, focus groups and public meetings. These questions will help us determine what services currently exist in our community, and what are our challenges and what we want to do for the future of Earlville.  The action plan that results will help us learn what our priority projects are, and who can help us work towards making those projects happen.

Who is it?

The Earlville for Earlville project is led by a partnership that includes the Village of Earlville, the Town of Hamilton, Town of Sherburne, the Earlville Free Library, the Partnership for Community Development, the Upstate Institute at Colgate University, and others. Jessica Graybill, an Earlville resident for 13 years who teaches geography at Colgate, will have seven Colgate students conduct much of the research. Most importantly, the project will include anyone who lives or has lived in Earlville; property owners, businesses, and even includes our youth. The project will provide several ways for any residents who want to share their voice to be included in the conversation.

When is this going to happen?

The students in the class, who are all seniors, have already begun to learn about the history of Earlville, and will begin interviews with Earlville residents in February. They will create surveys in March and residents can expect to receive copies by the first week of April. The students will complete their research in April, and the Partnership for Community Development will organize meetings.

Important Dates

February-April- Surveys and Interviews

Participate in the community input process!

Wednesday, April 29th- Public Gathering, 5:30pm

Hear what we learned during the community input process at our public gathering. Presentation and Q&A with dinner to follow.

Wednesday, May 6th-Community Visioning Workshop, time and location TBD

Come help us create a community vision!


Steering Committee

Rachel Amman Burns-The Belltree

Michelle Connelly- Earlville Opera House

Gerry Hayes- Village of Earlville Board 

Mark Golden-Golden Artist Colors

Shari Taylor-Hamilton Town Board/Earlville Free Library

Jessica Graybill-Colgate University/Village resident

Charlie Mastro-Town of Sherburne 

Jen Marotto Lutter-PCD

Laura Caughlan-PCD

Sue Reymers-Town of Hamilton, Clerk

Angela Wescott-Viridescent Times owner

Isaac Garner-Youth representative

Margaret Corey-Sherwood-Village of Earlville/business owner 

Lynn Schwarzer-Upstate Institute

Julie Dudrick- Upstate Institute

Sandra Ray-NBT Bank

Karla Vanderneut- NBT Bank

Eve Ann Shwartz- Town of Hamilton, Supervisor

Kelly Beach- Village of Earlville, Clerk 

Jessica Moquin-Village of Earlville resident


Want to learn more? Contact Jen Marotto Lutter at jmlutter@hamiltonpcd.org or 315-825-3537.