Jim Salengo has served as executive director of the not-for-profit Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) since 2008. Jim leads a diverse and dedicated team that enhances the visual appeal of Downtown Schenectady, NY, through daily sidewalk cleaning & maintenance, seasonal plantings & decorations, and other special projects; manages a comprehensive print, online, and email communications program to increase public awareness and patronage of Downtown Schenectady; spurs activity through a series of popular events & promotions such as Schenectady Restaurant Week, the Wing Walk, and Small Business Saturday; and plays an active role in business & community development.
Gail White joined the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation in 2007 as Program Assistant and now serves as Operations Manager. Gail coordinates the day-to-day operations of the office and provides administrative oversight of the Environmental Enhancement program. She also coordinates the Hometown Heroes Banner Program and researches and composes the “Downtown Schenectady This Week” e-newsletter, which spotlights weekly events and activities in the district.
Amy Sonder joined the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation in 2019 as Promotions Coordinator and in 2022 was promoted to Promotions Manager. In her role, she oversees all social media content for the organization, markets downtown businesses and organizations, and assists in the creation and implementation of Downtown Schenectady events. Amy brings with her knowledge of event planning, promotional marketing, and a love for all things Downtown Schenectady! She looks forward to seeing downtown continue to grow while bringing in new events and activities to the city.