Statement from The FUND for Lake George Executive Leadership: Honoring Edward Bartholomew

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 

Contact: John Brodt, Behan Communications, (518) 792-3856, ext. 114

 

Jeff Killeen, Chairman of the Board

Eric Siy, Executive Director

Honoring Edward Bartholomew

The Lake George region has lost one of its greatest champions. Ed Bartholomew began his career as Mr. Glens Falls, but over the decades his immense contributions grew to encompass our entire region, and particularly the Lake that he loved so much. As an inaugural member of The FUND for Lake George Council of Business Advisors, Ed was a tremendous advocate for the health of the Lake and the region’s Lake-based economy. He spoke out passionately before state legislative committees about the importance of state aid for the new Village of Lake George wastewater treatment plant. More often, he worked quietly and tirelessly behind the scenes to protect the Lake’s legendary water quality and the thousands of regional businesses and jobs that depend on it. We will miss his keen insights, his big ideas and his enthusiastic pursuit of everything good for Lake George and our local communities. Our thoughts are with Ed’s family during this difficult time.