Friends of the North Country, Inc.

Last Updated:February 19, 2004


P.O. Box 446
1 Mill Street,
Keeseville NY 12944-
County: Clinton


  1. Victoria Zinser Johnson AICP
    Executive Director
Telephone: (518) 834-9606
Fax: (518) 834-9687

Hours of Operation

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday

Services Provided

Friends of the North Country, Inc. is a not-for-profit New York State Rural Preservation Corporation founded in 1981 and dedicated to sustainable development and preservation of the North Country. “Friends” is incorporated to work throughout New York State, however focuses on the North Country region of Clinton, Franklin and Essex Counties. Our staff consists of dedicated professionals with a variety of background in the fields of community development, fundraising and grant writing, affordable housing, housing counseling, construction management, infrastructure project management, and federal and state grant project management.

Friends of the North Country, Inc. works on behalf of local governments, non-profits and for the general community, and has been successful in generating millions of dollars in government and private investment in local housing, park, infrastructure, historic preservation and community planning projects. “Friends” has helped nearly two thousand low income families in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties by rehabilitating their homes to safe, healthy living conditions. Friends pursues affordable housing opportunities and provides housing counseling for low and moderate income residents of the North Country.

Friends participates in planning and development of community revitalization projects such as downtown redevelopment, heritage tourism planning, emergency services planning, and other unique means of enhancing the area to improve the quality of life in the North Country.

Service Eligibility

Varies with program

Referral Procedure

Call the Executive Director at 518-834-9606 with questions and requests for information

Fee Schedule

Comments: Fee schedule varies with the activity. Please call for fee information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available

Additional Information


Category 1: Elderly Support Services
Category 2: Housing, Homeless, Transient Services
Category 3: Technical Assistance
Category 4: Community Development