Three new members join Saranac Lake Civic Center board
Officer election results announced
SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Civic Center announced this week the election of its officers, appointment of three new board members and retirement of two board members. This brings the number of board members to 12.
Three officers — President Ollie Burgess, Secretary Amy Chapin and Treasurer Nancy Heath — have all been re-elected. Victoria Sturgeon is now a newly elected vice president. She has been a longstanding board member and transitions to that role to replace former vice president Brian Huyck, who retired from the board.
“Being re-elected as the president of the board during such an exciting time for the Civic Center is an honor,” Burgess said. “I am grateful to the retiring board members but also delighted to welcome such a strong group of new board members.”
The new board members began their year-long term with Saranac Lake Civic Center effective Sept. 12. The new board members are:
¯ Tyler Ellithorpe, owner of 1892 Bar and Grille and Tippy Canoe Productions. He has a background in professional, for-profit business ventures. Born and raised in Lake Clear, Ellithorpe has played hockey since he was 5, including at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.
¯ Katherine Healy, who recently retired to Saranac Lake four years ago and worked as an IT project manager at United Health. Healy formerly lived in Connecticut and has been a long-time visitor to the Saranac Lake area with hobbies such as curling.
¯ Stephanie Colby, who is owner/broker of Acre ADK, with a prior 20-year career in fundraising for entities such as Paul Smith’s College and Northwood School. Colby grew up just a few steps from the Civic Center and was an almost daily visitor until she graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1993.
“My husband and I love this area and chose to live here for its wonderful community. I curled at the old [Saranac Lake Civic Center] facility, and volunteered at the World University Games,” Healy said. “I was impressed with the new facility and can see it has great potential to serve the community very well.”
The retiring board members, Darren Dalton and Brian Huyck, served the Civic Center for a combined total of more than two decades — each helped to lead the Civic Center through its modernization.
“On behalf of the board, I want to express our gratitude to Darren Dalton and Brian Huyck who have concluded their service as valued board members,” Burgess said. “We wish both of them the best in future endeavors, and we look forward to seeing them at the Civic Center socially.”