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
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