A graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry at Syracuse and a proud member of the "ESF Green Mafia", Arnie exercises his environmental concerns through the Town of Steuben Planning Board. He has been a member of NOCCOG's Executive Board since 1995, and has served previously as its chairman and fiscal officer. In his other life, Arnie is a Sr. Policy Analyst with the New York Power Authority. He is also Chairman of the Tug Hill Commission. He is quick to point out that all this would not be possible, practical or fun without digital tools and the Internet.
As Vice-Chairman, Arnie is an integral part of NOCCOG's three-person governing board. His familiarity with the Tug Hill Commission, as Commission Chairman, provides a special perspective on areas of regional concern. Arnie fulfills the duties of Chairman as needed. As a highly-wired enthusiast of local government, he gets nervous if 48 hours passes without communication with staff.