Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

Board and Committee Members

Commission Board

Oversees the implementation of the Commission's mission to manage and protect the preserve, particularly the Management Plan. The Board reviews and approves finance, audits, policies and other related procedural elements to comply with appropriate laws, regulations and fiduciary requirements. The public is welcome to attend quarterly meetings of the board.

 

Members

Governance Committee

Informs the Commission of current governance trends and best practices, and reviews and recommends policies and guidelines related to governance of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission.

 

CHARTER

 

Members:

Vice Chair (Alane Ball-Chinian)
Committee Chair
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Appointment date: March 14, 2012


Chair (Keith Goertz)
Committee Member
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Appointment date: October 23, 2014

 

Secretary (Donald Csaposs)
Committee Member
Town of Guilderland
Appointment date: March 14, 2012

Audit Committee

Assures the Commission's board fulfills its responsibilities for the internal and external audit process, financial reporting process and system of risk assessment and internal controls over financial reporting. 

 

CHARTER

 

Members:

John Brust
Committee Chair
Appointment date: March 14, 2012

 

Donald Csaposs
Committee Member
Appointment date: March 14, 2012

 

Nancy Pierson
Committee Member
Appointment date: March 15, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee

Advises municipal and state planning agencies on ways to balance proposed economic development and the conservation of important Pine Bush natural resources. The Technical Committee also advises APBPC staff on the protection and management of environmental and cultural resources in the preserve.

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

 

Members: 

Chairperson Rick Georgeson

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation - Region 4

 

Janet Zuckerman

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 

 

Brad Glass

City of Albany

 

Don Csaposs

Town of Guildlerland

 

Mike Tengeler

Town of Colonie

 

Laura DeGaetano

Albany County

 

Jessica Ottney Mahar 

The Nature Conservancy of NY

 

Paul Russell

Citizen member

 

Chris Hawver

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission

 

Neil Gifford

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission