Episode 6: Sage Gerling
For nearly 200 years, the histories of HWS and the City of Geneva have been intertwined. On the newest episode of the “Pulteney Street Podcast: Inside HWS with Joyce Jacobsen,” President Joyce P. Jacobsen discusses Geneva’s identity, diversity, strengths and future development, as well as the legacy of collaboration between the Colleges and their hometown, with Geneva City Manager Sage Gerling.
Gerling is an urban planner who holds a master’s degree from Cornell University. As the former head of the Geneva’s Neighborhood Initiatives, Gerling helped establish the associations representing each of the 11 distinct neighborhoods within city limits and has been involved in every major grant the city has been awarded during the past decade, including the $10 million downtown revitalization and economic development grant and the $5 million grant for the Finger Lakes Welcome Center from the state in 2017.
A leader with the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva at the Geneva Community Center, and organizer of the Geneva Green Schools initiative, Gerling has also worked on behalf of the Girls Scouts and the Presbyterian Church in Geneva. She received the Agnes Slosson Lewis Award in recognition of her leadership and inspiration in the community and government.