HHS strategic planning

Taylor Stoermer (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Taylor Stoermer (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz is taking another step in launching a strategic planning process to build a stronger organization, to provide a road map as to what HHS does, and to explain how its work fits into telling the story of America’s past. The board of trustees, advisory council and staff are sponsoring a press conference this Thursday, February 27 at 11 a.m. at LeFevre House on Huguenot Street (parking at Deyo Hall on Broadhead Avenue).

The membership of an advisory strategic planning committee will be announced at the press conference. Taylor Stoermer, director of strategy, development and historic interpretation, will be manager of the process. HHS trustee Jay Jason will chair the committee. Members include Lisa Berger and Rick Remsnyder of Ulster County Tourism, Woodstock Artists Association executive director Josephine Bloodgood, local artist and environmentalist Ray Curran, HHS operations director Rebecca Mackey, Bill Martin of Valentine Richmond History Center, HHS board chair Mary Etta Schneider, Colonial Williamsburg creative director Bill Weldon and Mary Kay Vrba of Dutchess Tourism.

Ulster County executive Mike Hein is scheduled to attend. The goal is to achieve a master plan by this October.