NYSACC News, Winter 2020

NYSACC Welcomes Peter Young

Peter A. Young, Chairman of the Town of Southold Conservation Advisory Council in Suffolk County was elected to the NYSAAC Board at our New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Conference in Albany on October 25, 2019.

Peter has retired from careers in corporate real estate and military service.  He is a graduate of Fordham University (BS) and the University of California, Berkeley, (MBA).  He has served as a member of the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Town of Philipstown Wetlands Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Philipstown Planning Board and as the Putnam County representative to the Hudson Valley Greenway Council before relocating to a family home in the hamlet of Mattituck. He is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Peconic Bay Power Squadron (Senior Navigator) and a New York State Boating Instructor.

Welcome aboard, Peter!

About Simon Skolnik

Simon Skolnik is the President of NYSACC and Chair of the Town of Bedford Conservation Board. A trained civil engineer, Mr. Skolnik devoted his career to the management of public and private sector construction projects. He was first appointed to the Bedford Conservation Board in 1985 and became Chair in 1995. He joined the NYSACC Board of Directors in 1989, was elected Vice President in 1995, and elected President in 2019.

Besides their historic role in the protection of open space, Mr. Skolnik views Conservation Advisory Commissions and Boards as among the most vital and important institutions in combating climate change locally and mitigating its effects on the natural and built environments.