About Us and Staff

About Us

The Genesee Waterways Center is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1996 in partnership with the City of Rochester, Monroe County, local paddlers and rowers.

GWC is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors who believe in developing a community-based center that provides unique recreational opportunities for the people of Monroe County to enjoy.

Mission Statement

We bring people to the water and believe rowing and kayaking shared with all New Yorkers will build a community that delights in the beauty of our local waterways. Self-sustaining as a 501(c)(3), we will provide world class facilities, programs, and activities to our socioeconomically diverse community.

Board of Directors

  • President Tom Kosanke
  • Vice President Alex Macur
  • Treasurer Holly Evans
  • Secretary Yversha Roman
Current Board Members
  • James Farr
  • Sarah Hannon
  • Greg Irwin
  • Andrew Katz
  • Steve Kittelberger
  • Jerry Koehler