Who We Are
We envision a future where each and every person, regardless of age or background, has access to the tools and the training they need to make their dreams a reality. By operating and maintaining a physical campus, we help bring to life the vision and passions of community members. By offering classes, we introduce a new generation of makers to cutting edge techniques alongside traditional wood- and metal-craft. By hosting social events and open-houses, we cultivate a network of artists, engineers, designers, students, builders, fabricators, and teachers to find new connections and produce ‘AH-HA!” moments.
Our mission is to bring people together around their passions and interests while promoting the joys and values of making, in all its forms. To cultivate a problem-solving mindset and become a hub for endeavors which build a thriving, robust local and regional economy which celebrates the arts and sciences.
We value ingenuity, vision, tenacity, flexibility, patience, curiosity, imagination, and maybe even a little subversiveness.
“Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.”
Ithaca Generator’s administrative structure consists of a Board of Directors and several committees. Board members and officers are elected annually. To contact the board or to volunteer to serve on a committee, email us at board at ithacagenerator dot org. Our most recent election was October 2019. Our Officers are as follows:
- President: Elliot Wells
- Vice President: Genevieve Rand
- Treasurer: Nicole Marino
- Secretary: Jackie Meshako
We elected a Board of Directors members as follows:
- Laurence Clarkberg
- Caleb Harrington
- Nicole Marino
- Denise O’Leary
- Ken Rother
- Jon Sanders
- Jason Youngers
We have Area Captains:
- 3D Printing: firstname.lastname@example.org (Josh DeRosa)
- Electronics: email@example.com (Vic Aprea)
- Laser Cutter: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nicole Marino)
- Ceramics: email@example.com (Arianna Crawford)
- IG Sustainability: firstname.lastname@example.org (open position)
- Storage/ Organization: email@example.com (Caleb Harned)
- Woodworking: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jon Sanders)
- Metal Work: email@example.com (Laurence Clarkberg)
- Crafts / Textiles: firstname.lastname@example.org (Denise O’Leary)
For more information about our Board of Directors and our Officers see our Bylaws.