Gary Ferguson


(Founding Member of the Board)

Mr. Ferguson is the Executive Director of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, a non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to sustaining downtown Ithaca as a community resource. He has been a driving force in the strategic plan for downtown Ithaca and has been instrumental in the development of two new City parking garages, the Seneca Place Hilton Garden Inn, the relocation of 380 Cornell University Employees into downtown Ithaca, the Gateway Commons and Gateway Plaza’s 4-acre mixed use office, retail, and residential site in downtown, and numerous other revitalization activities in downtown Ithaca. Mr. Ferguson also serves at the Chair of The State Theatre of Ithaca’s Strategic Planning Committee as well as the Nominating Committee.



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State Theatre of Ithaca Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Tompkins County’s last remaining historic theatre. Our mission is to enhance the cultural life of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes by preserving, operating and promoting the historic State Theatre as an active venue for national, international and community performances and programming.

107 West State Street
(607) 277-8283
Ithaca, NY 14850

Summer Box Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Closed Mondays!