July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018
Message from the Director
PCD and our many community partners have been working for the past 3 years to make recreation in our area more enjoyable. Over the past year we’ve had a few big accomplishments:
1. PCD and the Chenango Canal Association were awarded $55,000 to re-surface a one mile section of the Chenango Canal Towpath Trail. The design is based on a trail design we completed in 2016.
2. We worked with Cornell to design a signage system for the trail and its amenities.
3. We are launching our recreation website, www.GoSoMad.com. More info on this below.
Lots of great progress. We hope you enjoy the improvements!

2018 Upstate Institute Fellow

This year’s Upstate Institute Fellow for PCD is Gabby Yates. Gabby is a geography major at Colgate University and spent the last semester studying urban planning in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is working this summer to research the walkability of Hamilton and surrounding areas. Gabby looks forward to a great summer working with the PCD!
New PCD Board Members


PCD would like to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors this year.
Matt Crumb
is the business manager at Hamilton Central School, and a former president of the Hamilton Rotary Club.
Liam McDevitt joined the Hamilton Initiative this year as their new Executive Director.
Additionally, we have some changes to our Board leadership.
Peter Radosta is our new Board President. Peter is an environmental engineer and outdoor enthusiast who has been a great supporter of PCD’s initiatives since joining the board. We look forward to PCD’s work under Peter’s leadership!
Sean Fadale is our new Treasurer. As well as joining our board last year, he has served as President and CEO of Community Memorial Hospital since 2012.
We look forward to an exciting year working together with our new Board!
GoSoMad Is Live!


Are you looking to Get Out in Southern Madison County this summer?
Visit GoSoMad.com, PCD’s new outdoor recreation website, to explore southern Madison County’s trails, waterways, bike routes, and more.
An interactive map and variety of search features will make it easy to find the right activity for you. Click the link below to start planning your perfect outdoor adventure!

Start Accepting SNAP/EBT at Your Farm!

If you are interested in accepting SNAP  at your farm or farm stand, Diane Egger  from  the  Farmer’s Market Federation of NY
can  help you through the process of applying  and  receiving funds through NYS and the USDA.
You can contact Diane at:
315-400-144 7 or