Below is the list of charter members and supporters of the Save 81 Coalition. We inadvertently included several elected officials, including Rep. Dan Maffei, on an earlier version of this list. We apologize for the error and this list is current.
As of September 22, we have received over 2,500 signatures from concerned community members in support of maintaining I-81’s designation as an Interstate Highway through Syracuse. For privacy reasons we have listed these supporters by their first name and last initial only. Click here to see the full list.
Kathleen Rapp, Onondaga County Legislature 5th District
Robert Andrews, Onondaga County Legislator, 9th District
Mark Atikinson, Mayor, Village of North Syracuse
Michael Chapman, Chariman, Cayuga County Legislature
John Dougherty, Onondaga County Legislature, 2nd District
David Knapp, Onondaga County Legislature, 12th District
Danny Liedka, Onondaga County Legislature, 7th District
Brian May, Onondaga County Legislature, 1st District
Ryan McMahon, Chairman, Onondaga County Legislature, 15th District
Michael Plochocki, Onondaga County Legislature, 6th District
Christopher Ryan, Onondaga County Legislature, 8th District
Judy Tassone, Onondaga County Legislature, 4th District
Robert E. Antonacci, Onondaga County Comptroller
Mark Nicotra, Town Supervisor, Salina Town Board
Edward Michalenko, Town Supervisor, DeWitt Town Board
Edward Wagner, Town Supervisor, Owasco Town Board
Teresa Roney, Town Supervisor, Skaneateles Town Board
Joseph Ranieri, Town Clerk, Geddes Town Board
Gary Hatfield, Town Supervisor, Moravia Town Board
Gary Hatfield, Supervisor, Town of Moravia
Michael Lazar, Chairman, Town of DeWitt Planning Board
Kerry Mannion, Member, Town of DeWitt Town Board
Gary White, Mayor, Village of Liverpool
Jeffrey Herrick, Town Supervisor, Sennett Town Board
Gary Searing, Town Supervisor, Fleming Town Board
Daniel J. Ross, Supervisor, Town of Marcellus
Damian Ulatowski, Supervisor, Town of Clay
Greater Syracuse Hospitality and Tourism Association
Jim Bright, Owner, Dunk and Bright
Tony Mangano, Owner, Ramada Inn
Patrick Danial, Terakeet
Todd Buchko, General Manager, WonderWorks (Destiny USA)
T-John Goodman, Owner, Sweet on Chocolate
Joseph Emmi, Super 8 Syracuse
Marc Emmi, Hampton Inn Liverpool
Carmen Emmi Jr., Homewood Suites
Joe Falcone, Dominick Falcone Insurance
Jim Gallagher, Holiday Inn
Steve Hughes, Tim Hortons
Bruce Kenan, Destiny USA
Gary May, May’s Auto
Todd May, Southern Wine and Spirits
John Sposato, Sposato Companies
Richard Sykes, The Inns at Armory Square
Roger Burdick, Driver’s Village
Minchin Lewis, President, On-Info-Serv Inc.
Lance McKee, Owner, Encore Wine Imports, LLC.
David A. Schlosser, Partner, Schopfer Architects
Solvents and Petroleum Service, Inc.
Craig Peterson, Owner, Peterson Plumbing & Heating
Resolutions in Support of Save81.org’s Goals
Onondaga County Legislature–read more about how I-81 affects Onondaga County here.
Cayuga County Legislature
Village of Aurora
Auburn City Council–read more about how I-81 affects Auburn here.
Town of DeWitt–read more about how I-81 affects DeWitt here.
Town of Fleming–read more about how I-81 affects Fleming here.
Town of Geddes–read more about how I-81 affects Geddes here.
Town of Moravia–read more about how I-81 affects Moravia here.
Town of Owasco–read more about how I-81 affects Owasco here.
Town of Salina–read more about how I-81 affects Salina here.
Town of Sennett–read more about how I-81 affects Sennett here.
Town of Skaneateles–read more about how I-81 affects Skaneateles here.
Holland Gregg, Executive Director, Citizens to Preserve the Character of Skaneateles (CPCS)
Steve White, Citizens to Preserve the Character of Skaneateles (CPCS)
Ann Marie Taliercio, UniteHERE 150
Deborah Gallagher, North Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (NAVAC)
Barry Carr, Clean Communities of Central New York
Greg Lancette, Central and Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council
David Arnold, President, Cayuga Labor Council
Don O’Connor, General Manager, Fox 68