Local History Project Team

Citizens' Implementation Committee Project Team


The History Team meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am in the Onnalinda Conference Room (Courtroom) at the Town Hall and via Zoom.  

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Meeting ID: 880 1835 8554
Passcode: 27407

Purpose / Mission Statement

The Local History Project Team is a sub-group of the Citizens' Implementation Committee (CIC) and was created in early 2018 by the CIC as a result of the Town Board's approval of the list of Comprehensive Plan implementation priorities. The purpose or mission of the team is to discover how best to protect the Town's historic and cultural assets and help share the Town's history with the public. 

The Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Canandaigua lists 20 goals in total. Two of them focus on historic and cultural resources and this team was instructed to address those:

Goal 5 - to preserve local history and encourage the protection of historic sites

Goal 6 - to encourage public awareness of Canandaigua’s rich local history

Follow the links and information below to read more about what the Team has accomplished so far and to learn more about the Town's rich history. More information can also be found on the Town Historian's page


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Team Members

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Leif HerrGesell, Town Historian, Chair

Ray Henry, Former Town Historian, Co-Chair

Karen DeMay

Cody Grabhorn, OCHS Director

Nancy Goodnow

Saralinda Hooker

Joe Kardesh

Patty Steele

Donna West

Richard West

Staff Liaison, Sarah Reynolds


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