Regional Maple Associations
The NYS Maple Producer’s Association, Inc. has seven member regional associations that divide NYS geographically. If you are a member of the state association, you are automatically a member of one of the seven regions. Unless you specify that you want membership with a different region, your region is determined by the county of your mailing address as shown in the table below. If you prefer to have a different “home region” you just need to notify one of the officers of the state association.
The seven regions have their own executive officers, hold meetings in the regional area, and elect delegates to the state association board. This delegate board sets the policies for the state association. The regions all are independent entities with their own bylaws and treasuries.
The seven regions and the counties within them are:
Northeast New York Maple Producers’ Association: Franklin, Clinton & Essex
President: Angela Swan
Vice President: Scott St. Mary
Treasurer: Dean Lashway
State Directors: Joy Herfurth, Scott St. Mary
Alternate: Angela Swan
St. Lawrence Association: St. Lawrence
President: Gavin Mackellar
Treasurer: Linda Newcombe
State Directors: Hugh Newton, Doug Thompson
Alternate: Ed Newcombe
Lewis County Maple Producers’ Association: Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Oneida, Upper Herkimer
President: Jake Moser
Vice President: Cortney Markham
Treasurer: Shawn Massey
Secretary: Leroy Burnham
State Directors: Larry Rudd, Haskell Yancey
Upper Hudson Maple Producers’ Association: Hamilton, Warren, Fulton, Saratoga, Washington, Rensselaer, Columbia
President: David Campbell
Vice President: Mike Bennett
Treasurer: Dan Truso
Secretary: Paul Ruger
State Directors: Mike Bennett, Dan Truso
Alternates: Vern Duesler, Mike Grottoli, John Reid
Catskill Maple Producers’ Association: Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Sullivan, Greene, Delaware, Ulster, Schoharie, Albany, Otsego, Schenectady, Montgomery, Lower Herkimer
President: Dwayne Hill
Vice President: Thomas Kaufman
Treasurer: Inge Loft
Secretary: Erica Welch
State Directors: Dwayne Hill, Tony VanGlad
Alternates: Brian Ryther, Chris Welch
Central New York Maple Producers’ Association: Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Seneca, Cayuga, Madison, Onondaga
President: Michael Blachek
Vice President: Dean Delevan
Treasurer: Judy Benjamin
Secretary: Sylvia Boice
State Directors: Don Weed, Karl Wiles
Alternate: Leonard Hamley, Nate Williams
Western New York Maple Producers’ Association: Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben
President: Greg Zimpfer
Vice President: Bob Wright
Treasurer: Lyle Merle
Secretary: Bill Moore
Delegates: Eric Randall, Greg Zimpher
Alternates: Gordon Putman, Dave Schiek
Unassigned counties are those on Long Island and in the metropolitan area of New York City: so far we know of no maple producers in these areas.
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