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About the Partnership

The Partnership, established in 2000, is an independent, multi-disciplinary organization of volunteers who provide an array of professional services to the Fairport/Perinton community. In 2011 the organization transitioned from being a quasi-governmental entity to private, non-profit status (501c3) with the formation of the Fairport Partnership for a Better Community and its fundraising affiliate, the Fairport Foundation. In 2016, the organization rebranded as the Fairport Perinton Partnership, reflective of the increasing activities within the Town of Perinton.

Who are the Partners?

The Partnership’s clients include the Fairport Perinton Merchants Association (FPMA), Fairport Municipal Commission (Fairport Electric), Town of Perinton, Village of Fairport, Fairport Foundation.

 What Does the Partnership Do?

With four areas of focus, Design, Outreach, Promotions, Programs and Events, we actively plan for Fairport and Perinton’s future and promote its present.

Partnership Mission Statement

“To leverage the unique canal and historic character of Fairport - Perinton in order to stimulate economic growth, preserve our heritage and encourage a diversity of uses to serve residents, businesses, and visitors. The Partnership mission focuses on five goals:

  • Strengthen existing and recruit new businesses

  • Promote Fairport Perinton as a great place to live, work, play, and invest

  • Enhance the visual and aesthetic appearance of business districts and public spaces

  • Pursue land uses consistent with community objectives.

  • Ensure long-term funding for the Partnership


FPBC board members assist with moving for office renovation. Pictured from left: Luke Wells, Patricia Knapp, Phill Young, Art Alvut, Exec. Dir. Scott Winner, John Barthelmes, Nate Romagnola, Lorie Cheer, Jim Smith, and Joe Burkhart.

FPBC board members assist with moving for office renovation. Pictured from left: Luke Wells, Patricia Knapp, Phill Young, Art Alvut, Exec. Dir. Scott Winner, John Barthelmes, Nate Romagnola, Lorie Cheer, Jim Smith, and Joe Burkhart.

2019 Board of Directors

Officers: James Smith – President Patricia S. Knapp - Vice President. William Harris IV - Treasurer (FPBC) Frank Stein - Treasurer (FF) Lorie Cheer – Secretary

Directors: Arthur Alvut, Tom Beck, Joseph Burkhart IV, Susan Frykholm, Lew Heisman Esq.,Nathan Romagnola, Jay “Luke” Wells, Phillip Young

Executive Director: Scott Winner

Administrative Assistant: Pam Renfro                         

2019 Advisory Board John Barthelmes, Robert Cantwell, Fairport Mayor Julie Domaratz, Perinton Supervisor Ciaran Hanna, Kate Thon, Valerie Wilcox