Contact Ron Moore:
I have served as a member of Review Board for the past several years. During that time, we have worked with local governments and state leaders involved with state land classifications, such as the Essex Chain Lakes and the Boreas Ponds Tract, the Adirondack and Catskill Land Bank which could be utilized to approve important local projects on state Forest Preserve lands without a need to amend the New York State Constitution, and issues related to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.
As stated in New York Executive Law Section 803-a, our purpose is to advise and assist the Adirondack Park Agency in carrying out its functions, powers and duties.
We consist of members appointed by the governing bodies of the twelve counties wholly or partly in the Adirondack Park. Our mission is to work to ensure that the interests of the people of the Adirondack Park and their local governments are protected as the Adirondack Park Agency carries out its duties set forth in the Adirondack Park Agency Act.
We support the position of Adirondack local government, and user groups, that traditional uses, including hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling, road side camping, ATV riding in suitable locations, and mountain bike riding should be allowed to be continued, because such uses are critical to the economic survival of many Adirondack communities. We seek a balance that provides access, protects our sensitive and irreplaceable natural resources, and helps our communities realize the economic potential of these lands… balance. We support reasonable access to these lands for all, young and old, the physically fit and the disabled. We support a vast array of recreational opportunities to bring visitors to our towns and sustain those businesses we have and to create new opportunities for business growth and the creation of new jobs. We seek the balance between protecting both the environment and our local economies.
My wife and I were both born in Ticonderoga, Essex County. After more than twenty years in the US Navy, we returned home and settled in North Hudson. Not many years after, I ran for the office of Assessor and then Town Board and finally Supervisor. Not long after that, I was appointed as a member of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board. I have followed the APA since its inception and have wondered to what degree the freedoms of those of who live in the Adirondacks would be affected. And so, it has been a great honor to work with the Review Board these past few years and I am deeply honored to have been chosen to serve as Chairman. I will do my best, and I look forward to continuing to work with local and state leaders on the unique issues that we face in the Adirondack Park.