NCA news & updates
April 2022
Welcome New Board Members
We welcome Rob Aiken and Molly Ryan as the newest board members to the North country Alliance. 

Mr. Aiken is the Director of Business Development and Project Manager with Aubertine and Currier Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors, PLLC. He is deeply involved in his community serving on the boards of the Jefferson County LDC, the AEDC, Jefferson County Historical Society, Jefferson County WDB, and is a member of the Watertown Noon Rotary, the NC Builders Exchange, and serves as event coordinator for the JCC C-Step 2-Day Leadership Event. 

Ms. Ryan is the Executive Director of the Clinton County IDA and the Director of Economic Development for Clinton County. She previously served as the Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Billy Jones. Welcome Rob and Molly!
NCA Annual Report Complete
The NCA completed its FYE 2021 Annual Report. The report highlights projects, activities, and financials for 2021.

Download your copy of the NCA's Annual Report for FY 2021 at this link.
Consider Sponsoring the NCA Annual Meeting
One of two annual in-person NCA membership events. Join your colleagues in business, economic development, education, and workforce for this networking event at the beautiful Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid.

Your input is vital. In addition to the meeting, networking, and sharing a meal, this year's Annual Meeting will unveil the organization's new strategic plan, and elicit your input on how to better engage membership to achieve the NCA's goals and meet the needs of North Country businesses.
Wednesday, June 22, 20225
10:30am to 1:30pm
Join National Grid, Atlantic Testing Laboratories, and the Development Authority of the North Country in sponsoring the Annual Meeting. Contact Aviva Gold at for more information.
NCA Strategic Planning Update
The NCA board launched a strategic planning initiative at the Fall Forum meeting in October, and has been working through the process for delivery at the June 22 Annual Meeting in Lake Placid. Eric Virkler and Rob Aiken co-chair the working group which meets every three weeks. The group has completed a revision of the mission statement which now reads: The North Country Alliance promotes economic and business growth in New York’s North Country region through collaboration, financing, and advocacy.

The NCA's core values of collaboration, access to capital, and advocacy have been clarified, and developing objectives is the next task at hand.