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Herkimer County Communities


The completion of a NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan is an important step toward rebuilding a more resilient community. Designed and driven by local communities, the plans account for specific needs, opportunities and strategies of cities, towns and villages throughout the State. Each locality is eligible for between $3 million and $25 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, as it implements new and innovative strategies that aim to establish a stronger and better future. NOTE: The NY Rising Community Reconstruction plans referenced on these pages are comprehensive planning documents created by and for the affected communities. For this reason, the documents describe projects that were discussed; however, not all of these were selected by the community as priorities to be funded.

Committee Members

  • Dominic Frank

    Town of Herkimer Supervisor

  • Robert Vandawalker

    Herkimer County Department of Emergency Services

  • John Scarano, Co-Chair

    Herkimer Chamber of Commerce

  • Renee Shevat, Co-Chair

    Gems Along the Mohawk

  • Vincent Bono

    Herkimer County Legislature

  • Jessica Brieten

    Herkimer?Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program

  • Richard Bronner

    Town of Stark

  • George Cryer

    Village of Mohawk

  • Kathy Eisenhut

    Village of Mohawk

  • Jay Ewanyk

    Herkimer County Highway Department

  • Joseph Kinney

    Town of Frankfort

  • Katherine Nichols

    Village of Herkimer

  • Frank Spatto

    Town of German Flatts

  • John Stevens

    Village of Ilion and Herkimer County Legislature

  • Harold Stoffolano

    Village of Herkimer

  • Theodore Teletnick

    Herkimer County Soil & Water Conservation, Town of Columbia