Corning Housing Partnership Project

Three Rivers Development Foundation is a proud member of the Corning Housing Partnership - which also includes Arbor Housing and Development, Corning Enterprises, and the City of Corning.

CHP - 4 Year Report

"The Corning Housing Partnership is a story about a community coming together to create a housing renaissance."
- Betsey Hale


Three Rivers was founded in 1966 by a committed group of Business and Community members from various companies. These members came together to form the development group with the key goal of maintaining and promoting the economic development of the area, with primary emphasis on strengthening the residential economic base through the production of new and outstanding middle-income housing.

Our 3-county region is often referred to as the I-86 Innovation Corridor and includes intown/downtown projects and business development support in collaboration with community leaders in areas of the Southern Tier of New York.

Business Development

Three Rivers Development Corporation is a private sector vehicle for economic development. Our staff has more than 30 years of experience with an extensive community network. We act as a resource to developers, business owners, and visionaries who see the future of our region and want to be a part of its growth.

Our Mission

To maintain and promote the economic viability of Southeast Steuben County through board and staff service to the public and private sectors in the fields of planning, housing, commercial and industrial development, and community renewal.

Strategic Goal

To provide leadership, facilitation and technical assistance to businesses and communities, primarily in the I-86 Innovation Corridor, with expectations that we will participate in Southern Tier regional activities, to improve the atmosphere for business development and help bring about long-term sustainability for the communities.

Annual Report

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Our Leadership

Susan Payne, President of Three Rivers Development Corporation

Susan Payne

Three Rivers Development Corporation and Foundation

Susan was named President of Three Rivers in early 2020 after being an independent strategic planning and economic development consultant since 1993.  She has extensive experience working with private businesses, property development companies, government agencies, public and private economic development agencies, higher education, and not-for-profit organizations in NYS’s Southern Tier.   Susan holds a BA in Government from the University of Notre Dame and a MA in Planning and Community Development from the University of Michigan.

Valory Keough

Valory Keough

Administrative Specialist,
Three Rivers Development Corporation

Valory serves as the administrative specialist for Three Rivers Development Corporation.  She has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years and her managerial skill set was developed through 10+ years of experience in department management and office management. Valory is a lifetime resident of Steuben County and has strong ties to the community.

Three Rivers Development Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Chris Sharkey
Corning Enterprises
Chair of the Board

Dawn Burlew
Corning Enterprises
1st Vice Chair

Barry Nicholson
Barr Yan, Inc.
2nd Vice Chair

Dan Bower
Hunt Engineers & Architects
Vice Chairman

George Welch, Sr.
Welch & Zink

Jeffrey Kennefick
Chemung Canal Trust Co.

Gabe Rossettie
Rossettie Rossettie & Martino
Assistant Secretary - Treasurer

Matt Smith
Corning Building Company
Audit Chair

Susan Payne
Three Rivers Development


Board of Directors

Denise Ackley
Corning Area Chamber of Commerce

Kevin Berkley
Elmira Savings Bank

Jason Bierman
Corning Credit Union

Rachel Buchanan

Craig Burton
Five Star Bank

Garrett Callahan

Tom Creath
EDC Management

Chip Cummings
The Dunn Group

Gregory Cummings
Larson Design Group

Board of Directors continued

Peter Dugo
Arnot Realty

Jeffrey Eaton
Arbor Housing & Development

Mike German
Corning Natural Gas

Gregory Green
Correlle Brands

Jamie Johnson
Steuben County IDA

Peter Krog
Krog Corporation

Jonathan Lawrence
Arnot Health System Administration

Michael Mishook
Labella Associates

Mary-Ann Morehouse
Howard Hanna Realty

Peter Newman
M&T Bank

Barry Nicholson
BarrYann, Inc.

Tom Pisano
First Heritage Federal Credit Union

Jessica Renner
Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Arthur Sable
Community Bank, N.A.

Joe Scopelliti
Guthrie Health System

John Sirianni
Sirianni Hardwoods, Inc.

Rusty Smith
LeChase Construction Services

Sheldon Smith
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Anne Welliver-Hartsing
Welliver McGuire, Inc.

Reed Yancey
Sprague Insurance


Cindy Armstrong
M&T Bank

Leslie Connolly
Harter Secrest & Emery

Catherine Crandall
Chemung Canal Trust Co.

Scott Fairbrother
Krog Corporation

Garrett Hoover
Guthrie Health System

Dan Miller
Sprague Insurance

Russel Miller
Corning Natural Gas

Rocco Soda
Arbor Housing

Ryan Snyder
Rossettie, Rosettie, & Martino

Tim Steed
Hunt Engineers