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Adirondack Council Statement on the Resignation of Karen Feldman as Adirondack Park Agency Board Chair

RAY BROOK, N.Y. -- The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is reporting this afternoon that Karen Feldman has resigned her seat on the Adirondack Park Agency Board, where she was serving as Acting Chair, but on an expired term. Here is a statement from Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. Janeway regarding Feldman's resignation:

"The Adirondack Council thanks Karen Feldman of Hudson for her service as a member of the Adirondack Park Agency board since 2013, and for her recent service as acting chair of the APA board. She has acted with courtesy and professionalism, seeking rational answers to difficult decisions. We wish her well in future endeavors.

"Karen's reported resignation means there are six vacant seats among the eight citizen members of the APA board. This is an unprecedented opportunity for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and for the new Senate to appoint and confirm a new slate that includes strong conservationists, with experience in land-use, planning and conservation law. 

"The APA's outdated 1970s-era regulations give its board very broad discretion over the future of the Park's Forest Preserve, communities aPd undeveloped private lands. We need a new slate of board members who understand that the Park is a national treasure and act to protect it."

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