Mission Statement:  To facilitate the revitalization of our community – safer, smarter, stronger – by connecting ideas, resources and people


  • Gap Financing for Businesses and Residents

  • Diahoga Trails Project

  • Flood Control Feasibility

  • Workforce Housing

  • Block Captain Warning System

  • Housing Study

  • Cornell University Study

  • Visioning Project

  • Rebuild Valley Playland


About Futurescapes

Futurescapes began as a community steering committee after the 2011 flooding of Athens Borough, with a focus on long-term recovery for the community.  Transitioning to a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 2012, the organization serves as the coordinating entity between local and regional organizations for establishing partnerships and developing funding strategies that support whole-community recovery.  Although original focus was on the post-flood recovery of Athens Borough, the Board keeps a vision of the entire Valley community in its planning strategies.


In accordance with the Long-Term Community Recovery Plan, the board of Futurescapes plans to rebuild and recover Athens and the surrounding communities safer, smarter and stronger.

Board Members


Lori Allen Unger, Chair,   Linda Politi, Vice-Chair,   Damian Rossettie, Sec.,

Jean Ann Redman, Treas.,  Jim Daly,

Get Involved

Be the change you want to see


Join the ranks of Futurescapes to help the Valley grow Stronger and Safer and help YOUR neighbors. 


Or be a "Champion" of a project that you would like to see come to fruition.


Futurescapes meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Athens Borough Hall meeting room.

$241,000 Diahoga Trail Grant Awarded

Rebuilding Valley Playland


20 + years ago, a very dedicated group of community volunteers constructed the Valley Playland. It has served the families of the Valley well, but it needs some attention to improve safety & handicap/ADA access.


Futurescapes has engaged Ithaca's Play By Design was to help develop and design the new layout. 


You can sign up to be part of the process by calling Lori Unger at


$241,000 Diahoga Trail Grant Awarded

Futurescapes is excited to announce a $241,000 grant award from DCNR for the Diahoga Trail project! Futurescapes identified this as one of their priority projects when several community meetings were held after the 2011 flood. Partnering with Athens and Sayre Boroughs and other area organizations, the Trails Team has been working on developing this project for several years. The trail will run between the Athens and Sayre Susquehanna River bridges along the west side of the river. Watch for more information on the trail as work begins!

Athens & Sayre designated River Towns

Valley Playland Upgrade

Athens Borough Council has approved a $900 feasibility study to determine the best approach to upgrade the existing Valley Playland. The Playland was constructed in 1992 and is in need of repairs and would benefit from the additon of play space for toddler ages. Futurescape will be collaborating with the firm Play by Design from Ithaca, NY to determine develop a plan and to seek funding sources

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