The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is honored Eric Mower as Founding Chair and Emeritus Member of its Commission during a ceremony on October 24 at The Century Club in Syracuse. The event celebrated Eric’s dedication to preserving and promoting upstate New York’s canal system.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, including four cities where the greatest number of Mower employees live and work: Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany.
In partnership with the National Parks Service, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission works to preserve and share the Erie Canal’s extraordinary heritage, promote the Corridor as a world class tourism destination, and foster vibrant communities connected by more than 500 miles of waterway.
Eric spearheaded management planning and organizational development of the National Heritage Corridor from 2001 to 2008. His leadership and vision charted a strong course for the revitalization of the Canalway that continues to guide its success today.
You can learn more about the goals and activities of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission here.