Downtown Advisory Board

The Downtown Advisory Board works to improve economic vitality by enhancing the experience, image and lifestyle of Downtown Saranac Lake.


DAB provides the opportunity for the sharing of ideas about downtown by businesses and community members. On September 9, 2013 the Village Board of Trustees established the Downtown Advisory Board (DAB) to advise the Village Board and staff on matters concerning the downtown area, including but not limited to:


  • Implementation of community plans for the downtown area
  • Polices and actions that affect downtown
  • Planning and implementation of downtown events, promotions, beautification, and fundraising
  • Public infrastructure activities such as streetscape projects
  • Other community matters that may affect downtown Saranac Lake


Meeting Information

The DAB meets once a month at 8:30 am on the second Wednesday of each month in the Village Board Room, 39 Main Street (2nd floor of the Town Hall).  DAB meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to address the board as a guest speaker by contacting the Community Development Department at (518) 891-4150 or


Advisory Board Members

The DAB consists of nine volunteer members appointed by the Board of Trustees. Members must be a downtown resident, downtown property owner, downtown business owner, or downtown event representative.


DAB Members

Name Term Expiration
Tim Fortune, Chair 12/31/21
Adam Harris, Vice Chair 12/21/19
Brandon DeVito, Secretary 12/31/19
Diane Litynski, Treasurer 12/31/19
Kelly Brunette 12/31/19
CJ Hagmann 12/31/21
Stacey Judge 12/31/19
Jeremiah St. Louis 12/31/21
Kathy Steinbrueck 12/31/21



The DAB follows the Main Street Approach which provides a road-map for locally-owned, locally-driven prosperity. The Main Street Approach is implemented through comprehensive work in four broad areas, known as the Four Points. The DAB members are divided into four committees based on the Four Points.


                                      Four Points




DAB Meeting Minutes

Downtown Beautification

Flowers in downtown

The DPW waters the flowers throughout downtown during the summer months.  The cost of the flowers in the large planters is shared between the Village and business owners.  VIS covers the cost of the hanging baskets.  Scott's Florist designs and plants the flowers.