Local Development Corporation

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.


LDC Investment Policy

LDC Procurement Policy

LDC Real Property Guidelines 

LDC Travel Policy

LDC Whistleblower Policy

LDC Code of Ethics

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

Paula Bucklin
Marketing Associate, Finger Lakes Health

Richard Conoyer
Owner, CCN, International

Steve Davoli
Broker, Davoli Century 21 Realty

Chevanne DeVaney
Associate Director of Annual Giving, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Kirin Makker
Associate Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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

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