The Glens Falls Collaborative’s events are sponsored in part by the Glens Falls Business Improvement District (BID).
The BID, founded in 2005, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the sustainability and economic and urban development of downtown Glens Falls as an arts, entertainment, cultural, and historical gem, as well as a center for commerce. It was founded in 2005.
The BID tax is $1 per thousand dollars of assessed value. For example, $100 for every $100,000 of value is added to the tax bill of each property within the district.
Projects the BID heads up in addition to providing regular funding for Collaborative events, include maintenance and care of City Park, flowers throughout downtown, holiday lights and decorations, park benches and trash cans, clean-up day, pedestrian safety, city beautification, and event sponsorship, as well as providing a connection and dialogue between property owners, tenants, community leaders, and City officials.
The BID meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the Queensbury Hotel and meetings are open to the public.
Board of Directors
The BID board is made up of downtown Glens Falls property owners, tenants, and City-appointed board members.
Daniel Burke, NBT Bank (Retired) — President City Appointment
Peter Hoffman, Glen Street Associates — Vice President 2020-2022
Jeff Mead, Adirondack Civic Center Coalition, LLC — Treasurer City Appointment
Gregory Moore, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust — Secretary 2019-2021
Thomas O’ Neill, Union Square Properties, LLC 2019-2021
Tyler Herrick, Queensbury Hotel 2020-2022
Michael Kaidas, Kaidas Properties, LLC 2019-2021
Kathleen Naftaly, Crandall Public Library 2020-2022
Kate Austin-Avon, Advokate, LLC City Appointment
Michael Bittel, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce 2019-2021
Victoria Beagle — Recording Secretary
Below are meeting minutes for this year.