Finger Lakes Gateway Community Development Corporation

The Mission

The mission of the FLX Gateway CDC is to leverage the strengths of Schuyler County and the region through Enhanced Commercial Activities and Economic Development.

Our Story

In June of 2016, the Finger Lakes Gateway Community Development Corporation (CDC) was formed. The CDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to improve economic well-being in Schuyler County and the region through a community-driven, collaborative approach that fosters economic vitality by attracting new capital investment; facilitating commercial and residential development; and creating sustainable, living wage employment opportunities. The FLX Gateway CDC has a plan to guide its community-focused activities, which include beautification efforts such as flower planters and signage, themed décor for race season, organized clean-up efforts, and more. To identify and assess community needs, concerns, and assets, the FLX Gateway has three dedicated work committees: Downtown Revitalization, Real Estate Redevelopment, and Business Improvement District. Moreover, the FLX Gateway Community Development Corporation entertains requests for funding that will support, enhance, and further our mission.

Board of Directors and Committees


Ben Stamp

Vice Chairperson 

Brian Kenney


Bruce Boughton


Elizabeth Salamendra


Sarah Houck

Chris Duane

Ian Conboy

Michaela Christensen

Jerakah Heady

Abby Lane

Wayne Pike

Business Development 

Bruce Boughton (Chair)

Ben Stamp

Brian Kenney


Community Beautification 

Elizabeth Salamendra (Chair)

Fund Development 

Bruce Boughton (Chair)

Elizabeth Salamendra


Community Revitalization 

Brian Kenney (Chair)

Ben Stamp