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          ABOUT VIS                                                      VIS History                                                100+ Years

The Saranac Lake Village Improvement Society (VIS) celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2020.

VIS is a not-for-profit organization, staffed by volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing the great natural beauty of our community. Our priority is maintaining our beloved parks for the enjoyment of future generations.

We need new volunteers to join VIS and continue its proud tradition of community beautification and community service. Whether you'd like to volunteer on a regular basis or occasionally volunteer for special projects like flower planting or park clean-up, please fill out our volunteer form.

Village Improvement Society Officers

  • President & Park Manager: Randall Swanson

  • Vice-President: Meg Van Dyck-Holmes

  • Treasurer & Garden Coordinator: Roger Steinbrueck

  • Secretary: Chris DiStefano

  • DEC Campership Coordinator: Donna Walsh


Village Improvement Society Board of Directors 

Elle Finocan, Jennifer Keller, Tracey Schrader, Judith Steinberg

The Village Improvement Society's Contributions to the Saranac Lake Community

  • VIS owns and maintains six local parks. For information about each park and directions, see VIS Parks and the Park Map.

  • VIS plants summer flowers throughout the Village. See the Village Flowers page. 

  • VIS provides DEC Camp Colby scholarships to one or two local middle school students each summer.

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