Andy Fagan shakes Michelle Podolec's hand.

Outgoing Executive Director Andy Fagan welcomes Michelle Podolec.

CCE Chemung County Welcomes New Executive Director


Andrew Fagan, the Extension Director of CCE Chemung, retired from his role on November 15, 2021. Andy came to CCE Chemung in 2007 and played an important role supporting the association’s success and stability. He will continue to work with the Association in a part-time role as a Resource Coordinator for Move Forward, expanding the poverty reduction program to 10 additional counties in New York State. Congratulations Andy! 

Please join us in welcoming the Association’s new Executive Director, Michelle Podolec to our CCE family! In her most recent role Michelle worked for Cornell University, College of Ag and Life Sciences, Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY as an Extension Support Specialist for the statewide viticulture extension program. After completing her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University in 2013, Michelle started working for the Cornell University Small Farms Program as a project coordinator. She also worked for the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, where she served as project coordinator for the TAP for Transition and TAP for Data, a $14.4 million-dollar, five-year project to develop two of five statewide Technical Assistance Partnership Centers. The five Centers are focused on the delivery of technical assistance and training as a part of the NYSED professional development network. Michelle also worked for the Master Gardener program. Welcome, Michelle!

Last updated December 7, 2021