Hunter Man Named To State Panel

James L. Seward

December 13, 2006

Russell R. Coloton, Jr., of Hunter, NY has been confirmed by the state senate to serve an additional term on the Passenger Tramway Advisory Council, Senator James L. Seward announced today. Seward is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which must consider nominations before they are acted upon by the full senate.

Coloton, the president of Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, holds a degree in ski area management from Gogebic College in Ironwood, Michigan. He is the past mountain coordinator of Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, and has been involved in various organizations for Ski Areas of New York and the Columbia-Greene Workforce Investment Board.

"Russ Coloton has been a valuable member of the tramway council," Seward said. "I commend the governor on his nomination and wish him well as he continues."

The council reviews all issues related to ski tows, other passenger tramways, and all other matters relating to downhill skiing. The council also works with the commissioner of labor to make recommendations concerning its programs and policies.

The term expires in 2011.

The position carries no compensation.