Teresa Saraceno was recognized by the Tioga County Legislature on Tuesday, April 9, for her 20 years of service to the residents of Tioga County. Saraceno will be retiring from the Deputy Director position effective April 27.
The Economic Development and Planning Committee Chair, Dale Weston, stated, “Teresa has been extremely dedicated and loyal in the performance of her duties and responsibilities during the past 20 years. She has earned the respect of her colleagues in other county agencies, and those citizens she professionally interacts with throughout Tioga County”.
Teresa Saraceno began her career as an Economic Development Specialist and Administrator of the Empire Zone on April 19, 1999 and was appointed Deputy Director of Economic Development on Aug. 7, 2015.
She was instrumental in bringing new businesses and expanding existing businesses in Tioga County, and a valued member of TEAM Tioga. She assisted with and administered many projects including Restore NY Waverly; NY Main Street Programs in Owego, Nichols and Waverly; annual Snowmobile Grants; Empire Zone; NY Main Street Parkview; Rural Area Revitalization Program Waverly; and she acted as the liaison with Binghamton University and SUNY Broome, established and facilitated numerous façade improvement and paint program projects, provided small business start-up and expansion assistance, assisted many businesses with Consolidated Funding Applications for Empire State Development Capital funds, assisted with a business visitation program, assisted with the creation and launch of TEAM Tioga, and assisted with the Village of Owego Downtown Revitalization Initiative application and planning, and most notably is responsible for the creation, funding and oversight of the Tioga County Property Development Corporation (land bank) of which she has been appointed the Director. The Director of the Tioga County Property Development Corporation is a part-time position.
“We are certainly happy for Teresa in her retirement and the good news is, that as Director of The Property Development Corporation she will continue to be a valued member of TEAM Tioga on a part-time basis,” stated Economic Development and Planning Director, LeeAnn Tinney.
Tinney added, “Please join us in expressing our sincere gratitude for her excellent work and dedication to Tioga County.”