The Clinton Kirkland Improvement Corporation fosters collaboration with the Town of Kirkland, New York, and the Village of Clinton, New York, by researching, creating, planning, and implementing diverse and equitable opportunities that enhance the educational, environmental, cultural, and economic quality of life for all residents.


“A Community of Everyone for Every One”

The Clinton Kirkland Improvement Corporation is a public charity and donations are tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)3. No goods or services are provided by the Clinton Kirkland Improvement Corporation in return for your contribution.


The Clinton Kirkland Improvement Corporation (CKIC) was formed in December 2021 as a 501 (c) 3 organization, but its members have been working on the community’s behalf since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Initially, this group of local leaders met weekly by Zoom to determine the best ways to keep our village and town safe and our businesses viable. Now they’re focused on developing and managing projects to create or stimulate economic and community improvement.

CKIC Officers:

Mike Debraggio, President
Hamilton College

Steve Bellona, Vice President & Treasurer
Former Clinton Mayor

Patty Louise, Secretary
Waterville Times

Other Members and Participants:

Steve Grimm
Retired CCS Superintendent

Nick Heintz
Kirkland Trails

Gillian King
Hamilton College

George Kuckel
Retired Businessman

Molly Marris
Clinton Chamber Executive Director

Elizabeth Tantillo
Clinton Mayor

Jackie Walters
Former Clinton Chamber Executive Director
M3 Placement and Partnership