The Stockade Association
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Who We Are

The Stockade Association Board of Directors includes the following officers and directors:

Colleen Macaulay, President

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Coming soon!

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Term expires 5/2023

Dan O’Neill, Vice President

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Dan O'Neill has been a Stockade resident since 2018 after relocating from western NY with his fiancé Hannah, a Schenectady native. As an alum from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Dan works professionally as an Assistant Landscape Architect with project experience in Streetscapes, Mixed Use Developments, Visual Analysis, Parks, and Trail design. He loves the downtown lifestyle and feels strongly about making the streets and sidewalks safer, growing the tree inventory, and being a steward to the rich history of the Stockade. You can typically find Dan cycling about the neighborhood, working on his home, and tending to the garden.

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Term expires 5/23

Susannah Hand, Secretary

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Zakhar Berkovich, Treasurer

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Zakhar Berkovich has been a resident of the historic Stockade since 2011, just recently moving to the Historic GE Realty Plot with his partner John Samatulski and furry child, Sully. Zakhar remains committed to the Stockade by maintaining several historic properties and participating in Stockade events. He is an active participant in the membership meetings. During the daytime, he is a Director of Undergraduate Student Services at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy within the University at Albany. At night you may find him working on his Ph.D. or restoring one of the buildings. Zakhar is passionate about non-profit organizations and understands how a good and strong board can lead to success for the whole community. He looks forward to working together to preserve, protect and improve the beautiful Stockade.

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Term expires 5/2024

Christopher Marney, Director

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Christopher Marney is a recent addition to the Stockade having purchased the Sanders-Ellice home on Union Street with his husband, Chris White. A resident of Schenectady for more than a decade, Chris serves on the Schenectady Historic District Commission and is an ardent historic preservationist. Chris has over 12 years of experience working in real estate, development and land use and holds a juris doctorate from Albany Law School. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and has degrees in both political science and hospitality. You can follow the Chris’ home restoration on Instagram @schenectadyrestorationproject.

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Term expires 5/2025

Katherine Stephens, Director

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Term expires 5/2025

Keith Dayer, Director

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Keith has been a native to the Capital Region his entire life. Born in Schenectady, he has lived all over the region, including Clifton Park, Saratoga, Greenwich, Wilton, Duanesburg, Glenville and Elsmere, but moved to the Stockade in 2008. In a real sense, the move to live in Schenectady's Stockade District felt like coming home. A graduate of Clarkson College, Keith has had lengthy careers in Atmospheric Sciences and Broadcasting, both in an engineering capacity. Since retirement, he has furthered his interests in filmmaking, photography and local history. He is a current member of the Board and heads the Infrastructure Committee which has been instrumental in initiating the Streetscape Study. Keith has kindly offered his expertise for another term.

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Term expires 5/2024

Becca Cleary, Director

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Term expires 5/2024

Jan Haeck, Director

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Suzanne Under, Immediate Past President

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Sylvie Briber, Stockade Spy

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It has been my great privilege to be editor of The Stockade Spy for 22 years, carrying the torch from the days when Jim Schmitt founded the paper in 1961 and Werner Feibes sketched the original Stockade Spy mast head, that we are still using today. I thank so many of our talented and generous neighbors who have contributed their writing, poetry, photos, drawings, financial, managerial and graphic skills over the years. And thank you’s go to all our many advertisers for their steadfast support.

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Jac Solghan, Beautification Committee Chair

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This committee oversees the various gardens maintained by the Association and supports the volunteers who work in the gardens. Jac is a relatively new resident who has already contributed a lot to our neighborhood. His lovely evergreen garden, established by Peter Rumora, was on last year's garden tour. Jac also has some wonderful ideas about making our neighborhood even more beautiful, especially at the Gateway and other amenity areas. Jac served for thirty years in the Air Force and the Army as a flight nurse. He moved to the Stockade in 2019 from Ballston Spa and now lives on Front Street. We are delighted to welcome Jac and very grateful for his generosity!

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Carol DeLaMarter, Historic Preservation and Zoning Committee Chair

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Chris White, Membership Committee Chair

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Chris is already running the association's beautiful website and restoring 205 Union Street with his husband, Chris Marney. His energy and enthusiasm is inspiring and we are very glad he will be taking care of this important task.

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