October 1, 2019
The Tri-Town Coalition is open to residents and stakeholders of the tri-town region of Amenia, Pine Plains, and Millerton/North East that want to actively work in support of inclusive housing and economic development. Presentation by Julia Sedlock and Mark Rowntree: Julia Sedlock and Mark Rowntree are co-founders of Cosmo Design Factory (CDF), a residential and community design practice based in the village of Philmont, NY. In addition to their work for private clients, CDF partners with local government and grassroots organizations to develop and implement visions for a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable model of village life. They are co-founders of several new organizations in their village including Purpose Co-working and Makerspace, Philmont Community Action Network (P-CAN) and Philmont Land & Opportunity Trust (PLOT). Current projects include collaboration with existing organizations such as Philmont Beautification inc. to facilitate working groups for ongoing Brownfield Opportunity Area and Main Street projects, and with Free Columbia arts organization on the historic restoration of Hopkins House Hotel to be used as congregate housing for their residency programs.
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