The New York State Falconry Association's Board of Directors voted to appoint Leah Valerio as Director-at-Large on June 26, 2021. Valerio is the Curator of The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, a licensed falconer, club member in good standing, and has an enormous breadth of experience with raptors and wildlife in general. She is an excellent addition to our board, and we hope our entire membership will join us in welcoming her!
Leah Valerio replaces Stuart Rossell as Director-At-Large of the New York State Falconry Association. Rossell resigned in March of 2021 in good-standing with the club, and the board of directors wishes him well.
Per the process proscribed in our bylaws, appointing a director to fill a vacant position requires a majority vote of the board of directors (please see the Board Documents section for this and all current meeting minutes). After that, an appointed director is eligible to run again during a regular election of the membership.