My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Adirondack Council, Elizabethtown, NY, USA
As a 20 year resident of the Adirondack Park, I have found the Adirondack Council to be dismissive of the cares and concerns of park residents, particularly in the economic areas. Sixty percent of park area jobs are governmental - snow plow drivers, schoolteachers, prison guards and the like. None of these jobs contribute to the economic well-being of the region, or generate wealth from which taxes can be paid. Our school population has gone down 30 per cent, but school employees have gone up 30 per cent. I am a tree farmer, practicing sustainable forestry. I can do so because of a modest but fairly secure retirement income. We need better infrastructure to facilitate environmentally desirable jobs in the area. We need to make it possible for young families to live in the park and make a reasonable living. The Adk Council says the economy is "just fine", but they do not live here and see the struggle of the local residents.