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#CCEResponds to Ulster's Needs

Your needs are what drive us. The people who live, work, and recreate in Ulster County are our prime concern. Throughout the year, CCE responds to the needs of your community – of our community. We’re your neighbors, colleagues, and friends. This year we’ve gone so far as to create new positions on our team to meet the needs of Ulster County. In 2022, we hired an Agriculture Economic Development Educator and a Natural Resources Educator.

The Ulster County agricultural community told us they need help with their marketing and the overall economic opportunities in the County. They said they need to increase tourism and establish better public relations within Ulster and beyond. We listened and hired Uliana.

Uliana is well versed in taking current market research and translating that into actionable steps for businesses. As a brand manager for a leading biotech company in Ukraine, she was responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategies for B2B and B2C products that maximize brand performance in local and international markets.

She started in September and is already working with Ulster business owners and County Departments to strengthen business models and increase economic stability.

Ulster County municipalities and agencies told us they need help preparing for the impact of climate change. They said they need to do more to plan and implement mitigation techniques. We listened and hired Gillian.

Prior to joining the CCE family, Gillian worked with the Rondout Neversink Stream Program where she assisted in stream restoration projects. She also had previous experience working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority. Gillian holds an MPA with a specialization in Sustainable Communities from Binghamton University.

Gillian joined our Healthy Communities and Agriculture programs in August and is providing technical assistance to local municipalities to achieve climate resilience through adaptation actions in the NYS Climate Smart Communities Program. She is also working with communities to develop resources for websites and social media to communicate local, state, and federal disaster preparedness resources for Ulster residents for when climate change impacted extreme weather events inevitably occur.

When you make unrestricted donations to CCE, you enable us to design and implement new programs that address the needs of Ulster County without having to wait for grant application cycles or for legislation to be passed that dedicates funds to an issue. In real time, we can react and respond to the pressures of modern life as they arise.

Would you be willing to be a part of the response and make a contribution to our #CCEResponds campaign? Every penny goes to keeping the association fluid and ready to be there for your community. For our community.

Will you be a part of our response to your neighbors, friends, and family?

Donate today to help address issues your community faces.


Charlie Pane
Outreach and Engagement Manager
845-340-3990 ext 328

Last updated December 1, 2022