Executive Fiala Appointed to Heritage Area Advisory Council

 (BINGHAMTON, NY) Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala has been appointed by Governor Patterson to serve as a member of the New York State Heritage Areas Advisory Council. The New York State Heritage Areas Advisory Council advises the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) on state heritage area policies and programs aimed to develop, preserve, and promote the state's cultural and natural resources. Executive Fiala will join twenty other members from around the state on the council.

“I am looking forward to this opportunity to continue the efforts in preserving and promoting New York State’s cultural and natural resources,” said Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala. “It is an honor to receive this appointment. Heritage Areas draw attention to the rich history of communities, significant landmarks and cultural aspects. This recognition serves to protect the features and characteristics that distinguish New York State and attract future development.”
New York State has twenty designated Heritage Areas, each working to develop, preserve and promote the historic, cultural and natural resources that create its distinctive identity. Broome County is part of the Susquehanna Heritage Area recognized for: Immigration & Migration and Labor & Industry. As noted by the OPRHP the Susquehanna Heritage Area is distinguished by:  Antique carousels, factories, ethnic neighborhoods and gold-domed churches tell the story of the thousands of immigrants drawn to the industries of Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City in the Susquehanna's "Valley of Opportunity".






10/09/2009 - 5:28pm