Fairport Partnership now Fairport Perinton Partnership

New Year, New Board, New Name
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Former Town Supervisor of Perinton, Jim Smith was re-elected for a second term, as President of the Fairport Perinton Partnership for a Better Community and Fairport Foundation (FPBC/FF) by the organization’s board of directors.

“The Partnership serves a unique role – engaging our group of volunteers’ skill set to do things necessary to preserve and enhance the quality of life in the Fairport-Perinton community. We have assembled an extraordinarily qualified team of individuals to enact the Partnership’s 2016 agenda. I look forward to a great year of accomplishment.”

Also re-elected is former deputy town supervisor, Patricia Knapp, as Vice President. William Harris, an employee of the Bonadio Group, returns as Treasurer of the Partnership. Bob Hunt, retired founder of Hunt Engineers, returns as Treasurer of the Foundation.

New to the board, Chamberlain Rattelade has been elected Secretary of the FPBC/FF, replacing long time Secretary, Kimberly Guida. Rattelade is an assistant property manager for Morgan Property Management, She has previously served the community as a Fairport high school student advisor to the village board, and once served as a summer intern for the Partnership.

Another new addition to the board is Susan Frykholm. Frykholm is employed by the Town of Perinton as a Deputy Clerk and has 20 years of community development experience, including with City of Rochester.

Also new this year is an organizational name change. The Fairport Partnership is now doing business as the “Fairport Perinton Partnership.” This change reflects the Partnership’s increasing role in community development for the Town of Perinton as well as Perinton’s increasing commitment to the mission of the Partnership. Perinton and the Partnership have collaborated on several projects, including the Ice Rink at Fairport Junction, the O’Connor Road re-alignment, and upcoming redevelopment of Perinton Park.

The Fairport Perinton Partnership for a Better Community is supported by the Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association, the Village of Fairport, the Fairport Municipal Commission, and the Town of Perinton.

More than 70 Fairport and Perinton residents serve as volunteers on various standing committees of the Partnership, meeting monthly to focus on areas of local economic development including design, outreach, promotions and economic restructuring. Hundreds more volunteers participate in Partnership projects and events, including members of the Fairport Rotary Club, Fairport Flower City Masonic Lodge, Perinton Historical Society, and Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association. Those interested in volunteering with the Partnership may call 585-377-6010 or e-mail scott@fairportpartnership.org

Board of Directors 2016:

Executive Committee
James SmithPresident               
Patricia S. Knapp – Vice President
William Harris IV – Treasurer (FPBC)
Bob Hunt Treasurer (Fpt. Fdtn.)  
Chamberlain Rattelade – Secretary
                                           
Directors
Art Alvut
Jeanne Byassee
Susan Frykholm
Lew Heisman
Clark King  
Valerie Wilcox

Client Advisory Committee
Michael Barker-Town of Perinton                                                  
John Barthelmes- FPMA
Frederick H. May-Village of Fairport
Bob Cantwell /Steve Schalabba-FMC
Dave Large – Learning Links

Executive Director
Scott Winner

Accountant
Paul O’Keefe CPA

Charter Members
Edward Bradford
Jeanne Byassee
Robert Cantwell
Kimberly Guida
Fritz May
Gian-Paul Piane
Steven Schalabba

 

 

ATTENTION MEMBERS of the FAIRPORT PERINTON MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION:

As a member benefit you can purchase a booth at Fairport Oktoberfest at an 80% discount. For your $100 you can have presence in front of thousands who attend this growing festival each year. Now in our sixth year, Fairport Oktoberfest has grown at a rate of more than 30% each year, putting us on par with the largest Oktoberfests in New York State. Nearly 5,000 people attended last year, 80% coming from within 5 miles of Fairport. Of those attending, 35% of attendees claim an average household income of over $100,000 annually. Clearly, Fairport Oktoberfest has become another Fairport festival tradition, one that gives your business great exposure to an affluent local audience.

Please see our Merchant Application to apply.

 

Become a Sponsor of Fairport Oktoberfest!

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Whether its a Family Sponsorship for you and the kids or a Title Sponsorship for your business, there is a sponsorship level that can work for you at Oktoberfest 2015.  Now in our sixth year, Fairport Oktoberfest has grown at a rate of more than 30% each year, putting us on par with the largest Oktoberfests in New York State. Nearly 5,000 people attended last year, 80% coming from within 5 miles of Fairport. Of those attending, 35% of attendees claim an average household income of over $100,000 annually. Clearly, Fairport Oktoberfest has become another Fairport festival tradition, one that gives your business great exposure to an affluent local audience.

Please know that the proceeds from this event, which comprise about one-third of our annual operating budget, are used to support FPBC programs and operations throughout the year such as: design and fundraising for the Veteran’s Memorial at Potter Park, the re-design of Perinton Park entrance on the 31F corridor, support of Learning Links and FCSD’s CPAC, coordination of Community Service Sentencing, Adopt-a-Trail, student internships, tourism and destination marketing, festivals and events, and so much more.

These programs benefit Fairport and Perinton residents directly, impacting the local economy, improving the public realm, and enhancing our unparalleled quality of life.

We hope you’ll consider providing support. Please take a look at the Fairport Oktoberfest Sponsorship Application and consider supporting Fairport Oktoberfest this year.

Oktoberfest 2015

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Rain or Shine Under the Big Top Tent at the Fairport Junction Festival Site

The fastest growing Oktoberfest in New York! Featuring World Class Musicians, traditional dancers, and authentic German Cuisine by Swan’s Market.


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-Beer Shuffle Board game. -Party indoors under the heated tent or outdoors in the beer garden. -Traditional Beer Stein-holding contest. -Traditional Keg Tapping Ceremony Friday at 7pm.

 

DIRECTIONS and PARKING

From Downtown: Take Exit 25 off of Rt 490 and follow Fairport Road East for approx. 3 miles. When you reach the four corners, Turn left onto Main St. Cross over the Main St. Lift Bridge and turn Right onto Liftbridge Lane East. The Fairport Junction Festival Sight will be on your left between the Blue Cactus Restaurant and Mulconry’s Irish Pub and Restaurant. Below is a map (courtesy of the Village of Fairport Circulation, Accessability, and Parking Report) showing where you can park for the event. We’re using 77 spaces, the rest are yours! Parking in Fairport

Contact:

Scott Winner, Executive Director Fairport Partnership for a Better Community 585-377-6010, Scott@fairportpartnership.org www.fairportpartnership.org fairportoktoberfest@gmail.com

Smith and Knapp, Together Again.

Jim Smith and Pat Knapp to Lead Fairport Partnership for a Better Community.

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Jim Smith, long-time Perinton Town Supervisor who retired from that role at the end of 2013, has been elected president of the Fairport Partnership for a Better Community/Fairport Foundation (FPBC/FF) by the organization’s board of directors.

Pat Knapp, who retired from the Perinton Town Council in 2013 after three decades of service, has been elected vice-president.

The board also re-elected Kim Guida as secretary of the FPBC/FF, William Harris as treasurer of the Partnership and Bob Hunt as treasurer of the Foundation.  Gian-Paul Piane, who has served as the FPBC/FF president for the past three years, was elected an at-large member of the FPBC/FF executive committee.

“We are extremely pleased to have two proven, experienced and dedicated leaders assume key roles in our organization,” said Scott Winner, executive director of the FPBC/FF.  “The names Jim Smith and Pat Knapp have become synonymous with governmental excellence in our community, and we know they will bring their vision, energy and pro-active style to this organization to once again benefit Fairport and Perinton.  We also thank Gian-Paul Piane for his enlightened guidance over the past three years.”

“Over the years, the Partnership clearly has established itself as a viable, not-for-profit organization that is of obvious benefit to our community,” said Smith. “I look forward to helping this organization, with its strong volunteer base, continue to enhance the quality of life in Fairport and Perinton.”

Established in 2000, the Fairport Partnership is an independent, multi-disciplinary organization of volunteers who provide an array of professional services to the Fairport/Perinton community, including architectural design and planning, marketing, promotions and public relations.  The Fairport Foundation, established in 2011, serves as a not-for-profit fundraising organization for the Partnership and its many community projects.

Jim Smith, a life-long Perinton resident, served the Town government for more than four decades, including 30 years resident as Supervisor (1983-2013).  Under his guidance, Perinton became known for its innovative open space and agricultural preservation programs, its carefully planned growth and its fiscal prudence.  During his tenure, Perinton was named a “Trail Town USA” and was twice honored as one of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.”  After his retirement, the Perinton Town Hall, Community and Aquatics Center were re-named the James E. Smith Center.

Pat Knapp, also a life-long Perinton resident, was a member of the Town Council from 1981 through 2013 and shared Smith’s passion for the projects and practices that make Perinton one of the area’s most favored places to live and work.  In 2014, the Amphitheater at Center Park was named in Pat’s honor as the Patricia S. Knapp Amphitheater.

The Fairport Partnership for a Better Community is supported financially by the Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association, the Village of Fairport, the Fairport Municipal Commission, and the Town of Perinton

More than 70 Fairport and Perinton residents serve as volunteers on various standing committees of the Partnership, meeting monthly to focus on areas of local economic development including design, outreach, promotions and economic restructuring. Hundreds more volunteers participate in Partnership projects and events, including members of the Fairport Rotary Club, Perinton Historical Society, and Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association.

Those interested in volunteering with the Partnership may call 585-377-6010 or e-mail scott@fairportpartnership.org