Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Celebrates New Construction Building

Aug 2, 2017

Akwesasne - On August 1, 2017; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe held an open house for a new $2.6 million building to house its Planning & Infrastructure Division at 2817 State Route 95 in Akwesasne, NY. The 11,600-square-foot building provides modern, safe and healthy work space for construction staff and includes five large garage bays, eight work stations, a conference room and two locker rooms. It was designed in accordance with NYS’s Energy Conservation Construction Code and includes high-efficiency lighting and sensors, a radiant floor heating system and roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels, as well as two distinct areas separated by a fire-rated wall.Planning & Infrastructure Director Ernie Thompson had the honor of cutting the ribbon for community members to view the new facility. Pictured are (from left): Executive Director Tsiorasa Barreiro, Capital Projects Manager Colleen Thomas, Construction Manager Brent Herne, Bureau of Indian Affair's Transportation Chief Leroy Gishi, USDA Acting-State Director Scott Collins, Tisdel Associates Principal Engineer Aaron Jarvis, P&I Director Thompson, Water Plant Manager Shawn Martin, Chief Beverly Cook, Chief Eric Thompson, Sub-Chief Agnes Jacobs, Sub-Chief Shelley Jacobs, and Chief Michael Conners.

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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk People.