We were pleased to welcome so many members and guests to our 2022 Annual Meeting on April 19, 2022. The evening included a presentation by Kathryn Smith of the National Park Service about the study to update Waterford’s National Historic Landmark designation. Find more information about the update and links to the documents on our website. President Chris Gleckner, Executive Director Stephanie Thompson, and Treasurer Dave Hunt provided reports on the state of the organization. Much of this information can be found in our Annual Report, available in pdf form here, or hardcopy at our offices in the Old School. Please see the letters below from our Executive Director Stephanie Thompson and new President of the Board, Susan Manch.

Valued Foundation Members,

Thanks to those of you able to attend our annual meeting on April 19.  We were especially pleased to honor our Scout volunteers Niko Kesari, John Case Hall, Evan Smith, Arabella Horton, and Emma Dolega-Jasinski, 2021 Community Partner Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty, and 2021 Volunteer of the Year, Liz Hohm.  We also presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Margaret Good for her many years of service to the Foundation. It is because of dedicated community members such as these that the Foundation continues to be able to do its important work.

The Foundation Board added new members Jane Covington, Chris Doxey, and Susan Manch and elected new officers.  The Officers are as follows:

President – Susan Manch            Vice President – Annie Goode

Treasurer – Dave Hunt                 Secretary – Jane Covington

We are committed to continuing to fulfill our mission of preservation and education.

Best regards,

Stephanie Thompson

Executive Director, Waterford Foundation



A Personal Note From the Incoming Foundation Board President:

I want to thank Christine Gleckner, outgoing President, for her many years of service and for her continuing support of the Board and Foundation.  I am honored to be entrusted with this role.  While I am a more recent resident of Waterford, I have been a long-time Waterford Fair attendee and fan of this National Historic Landmark.  As the Foundation nears its eightieth year in 2023, I look forward to working with the Board to set ambitious goals for furthering our primary mission and preparing for our 300th anniversary in 2033.

As is true with all non-profits, the pandemic created hardships that we will have to work hard to overcome.  The return of the in-person Fair this year was a welcome return to normalcy and our Leaders and Committees will work collaboratively to chart a course that ensures that the Foundation and the National Historic Landmark are on solid footing for many years to come.

My goal is to be available to hear members’ priorities, ideas, and concerns.  To that end, I intend to hold office hours in the Old School every Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, beginning May 5.

I hope you will visit me there and actively partner with the Board and the Foundation as we embark on the next phase of the Waterford journey.

With gratitude,

Susan Manch

President, Waterford Foundation Board of Directors