Some truly disheartening news this evening as a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Champion claims the live of Doug Schelleng who is a former President of the Watertown Local Development Corporation, and was active in many aspects of planning and economic development in Jefferson County.
Doug has been a Saratoga Springs resident and was travelling to Watertown for the ribbon cutting of the Franklin Building. Doug had led the charge for rehabilitating the building while LDC President. The agency financed the initial stabilization of the building.
Doug had coined the name 'Advantage Watertown' for the local advisory group in the City of Watertown and was a bright and cheery advisor on a variety of matters when with the LDC and other local organizations.
We mourn his passing and offer our sympathies to his family.
Newzjunky - One Dead in Crash on Route 12