Derek and Amanda retire from the CTRC

This year marks the tenth that Amanda and I have been volunteers with the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, and my fourth serving on the Board of Directors.  The CTRC is in the best position it's ever been in to succeed and move into the future, and with that knowledge Amanda and I are both "retiring"… Continue reading Derek and Amanda retire from the CTRC

Trico – Dissecting the Anti-Preservation Stance

Last week if you would have asked me about my thoughts on Buffalo's Trico plant, I probably would have told you I didn't have many.  My knowledge of the property was limited, as frankly is my knowledge of many of Buffalo's buildings aside from the Central Terminal.  It's a side effect of being intently focused… Continue reading Trico – Dissecting the Anti-Preservation Stance

Preservation is the way – thoughts following #presconf

It was a great week for Buffalo.  The National Trust preservation conference has wrapped, and I'm admittedly still coming down from the "conference high" (the condition where you've been drinking the Kool-Aid for a week and reality has yet to set in again) but that doesn't change the fact that this conference will have a… Continue reading Preservation is the way – thoughts following #presconf

Is government the Statler solution?

It's been awhile since I've written anything of substance here. I blame that on the fact that I've been doing more of substance since being elected Treasurer of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation. As I've spent the last few months gaining a deeper understanding of the many facets of the project, I've also been keeping… Continue reading Is government the Statler solution?

A funny thing happened on the way to the Terminal

Earlier this week the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation announced changes to the Board of Directors, and I was part of them. I was elected to the Board, and as Treasurer. Mark Lewandowski, former VP and Treasurer, was elected President. Tony Bylewski was elected Vice-Chair. Sara Etten and Jeff Ingersoll, both former Board Members, were re-elected.… Continue reading A funny thing happened on the way to the Terminal