Josh Kilmer Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, also known as the Fabulous Beekman Boys, and co-founders of Beekman 1802 will be the keynote presenters on September 15th, at the New York State Rural Housing Coalition’s 2016 Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference in Oswego, New York.
The Banquet Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Ontario Conference Center, 26 East First Street, Oswego, NY. Tickets to the dinner may be purchased for $75.00. Register for the 2016 conference by going to this registration link. For any questions, call Lorraine at 518-458-8696 ext. 15.
Brent & Josh have built the Beekman 1802 brand from their farm in rural Schoharie County, New York. They competed (and won) the Amazing Race, and had a reality show on the Planet Green channel. The couple has been extremely active in revitalization of the Sharon Springs area, and has created partnerships with several major companies, as well as recently introducing The Almanac, a periodical published by Meredith Publishing.
The 2016 Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference is sponsored by the New York State Rural Housing Coalition, Inc., a nonprofit devoted to helping the communities of rural New York to thrive. The annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of rural housing and community development practitioners in the state.