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Department of State Representative to speak at 10-year anniversary of Project Seneca

Media are invited to the 10-year anniversary celebration of Project Seneca on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. at the Seneca Lake Event Center (586 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY).

Sarah Crowell, Director, Office of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure at the New York State Department of State, will deliver remarks on behalf of the New York State Department of State (DOS).


Project Seneca has influenced the investment of $129.7 million in private and public projects along the Seneca Lake Waterfront and within the Villages of Watkins Glen and Montour Falls. The return on investment for the private sector support of Project Seneca is $320 for every dollar invested by supporters. In addition to public support, Project Seneca was supported by key businesses within the region, including Corning Enterprises, Community Bank, Chemung Canal Trust Corporation, Cargill, and Welliver Builders as well as by private individuals. 

Project Seneca received over $13 million in funding from DOS—$10  million from the Downtown Revitalization (DRI) and $3 million from the DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP).  To learn more about Watkins Glen’s revitalization efforts, see the DOS LWRP case study.