Local Development Corporation

Lake Drum

“The incentive programs developed by the LDC helped accelerate the development of Lake Drum.  The LDC put my dream of opening my own brewery on the fast track to reality.”

–Victor Pultinas, Owner, Lake Drum Brewing

The Geneva Development Corporation was chartered to support economic development and neighborhood revitalization efforts in the City.  The agency has developed a number of programs to support small business development, including the business plan competition, “Race for the Space” and the live local campaign “Live Where You Work.”

In addition to supporting small business and home ownership opportunities, the agency can offer financing support to not-for-profit agencies through the Civic Facilities Bonding Program.

Board Members

David Linger, Chairman
Principal, Main Street Geneva, LLC

Robert Sollenne, Vice-Chair
Chief Financial Officer, Bank of the Finger Lakes

Robert Koczent, Secretary-Treasurer
Vice-President, Lyons National Bank

Jeffrey Blankenship
Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Paula Bucklin
Marketing Associate, Finger Lakes Health

Richard Conoyer
Owner, CCN, International

Steve Davoli
Broker, Davoli Century 21 Realty

Kevin Whitaker
Assistant Superintendent, Geneva City School District


Matt Horn, Executive Director
(315) 789-6104

Adam Blowers, Chief Financial Officer
(315) 828-6582

Sage Gerling, Director of Office Of Neighborhood Initiatives

Rhonda Everdyke, Communications and Engagement Director

Regulatory Information

Current Meeting Agenda


2017 Annual Budget

2017 Annual Budget

2015 External Audit

2015 External Audit

Agency Bylaws

Agency Bylaws

Meeting Minutes (2017)

Minutes Jan 2017

Meeting Minutes (2016)


Meeting Minutes (2015)

2015 LDC Meeting Minutes