County Exec Gives $5,000 to 2 Villages, City to Promote Tourism

Presents Greenwood Lake, Monroe, and Port Jervis
By Yvonne Marcotte, Epoch Times
June 29, 2016 5:15 pm Last Updated: June 30, 2016 10:12 am

County Executive Steven Neuhaus presented checks for $5,000 to mayors of two villages on June 26 and the City of Port Jervis on June 28 to help promote tourism during the summer season.

“Tourism serves as an important economic development tool,” Neuhaus said. “When we promote Orange County’s different municipalities, we generate revenue for the County. There are going to be more dollars for tourism in the future.”

Neuhaus stopped by Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake to present Mayor Jesse Dwyer with the check. 

(L-R) County Executive Neuhaus, Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Village of Greenwood Lake Attorney John Buckheit, and Tony Trimarco, Board Chair of the Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake on June 26. (courtesy office of County Executive)
(L-R) County Executive Steven Neuhaus, Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Village of Greenwood Lake attorney John Buckheit, and Tony Trimarco, Board Chair of the Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake on June 26, 2016. (Courtesy office of County Executive)

 

(L-R) James Purcell, mayor of the Village of Monroe, with County Executive Steven Neuhaus at Airplane Park in Monroe on June 26. (courtesy office of County Executive)
 James Purcell,(L) mayor of the Village of Monroe, with County Executive Steven Neuhaus at Airplane Park in Monroe on June 26, 2016. (Courtesy office of County Executive)

Greenwood Lake and Monroe will use the $5,000 checks for a variety of events, including their free fireworks shows.

When we promote Orange County’s different municipalities, we generate revenue for the County.
— Steven Neuhaus, county executive, Orange County

Greenwood Lake’s fireworks show is set for dusk on July 3 at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, which serves as a public access spot to Greenwood Lake, the County’s largest freshwater lake. The Village of Monroe’s fireworks show will be held at dusk on July 2 at the Millponds on Lake Street.

On June 29 he presented Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker with a $5,000 check at Riverside Park in the Port City.

(L-R) County Executive Steven Neuhaus, County Legislator Tom Faggione, Port Jervis Council Member Kristin Trovei, Assemblyman James Brabenec, Mayor of Port Jervis Kelly Decker, John Faggione, and Council member Sarah Hendry in Riverside Park in Port Jervis on June 29, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)
(L-R) County Executive Steven Neuhaus, County Legislator Tom Faggione, Port Jervis Council Member Kristin Trovei, Assemblyman James Brabenec, Mayor of Port Jervis Kelly Decker, John Faggione, and Council member Sarah Hendry in Riverside Park in Port Jervis on June 29, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

Port Jervis will host its fireworks celebration at 9:30 p.m. on July 1 as part of its Dinner Along the Delaware event and fireworks will be displayed off Point Peter.

Mayor Decker welcomed the funds. “Five thousand doesn’t seem like a lot for an event like this, but thousands of people see it. We certainly appreciate it,” he said. 

“The villages of Monroe and Greenwood Lake, and the City of Port Jervis, all have so much to highlight,” Neuhaus said. “We will continue to fund initiatives such as these to promote municipalities in Orange County.”

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