ACT hires Morris for new position

LAKE PLACID – Adirondack Community Trust, the region’s community foundation, recently welcomed Chris Morris as communications manager, filling a new position at the organization.

As communications manager, Morris will work to build awareness about ACT in the local, regional and national press, as well as oversee news content on ACT’s website,, and manage social media platforms.

“I’m humbled to have an opportunity to work for an organization that does so much positive work in our communities,” Chris said. “We live in an incredible place, and I’m excited to use my skills to help highlight the work ACT does and build awareness about philanthropy and generous acts in the Adirondacks.”

“We’re very excited to have Chris on board,” said Cali Brooks, ACT’s executive director. “His background in journalism and communications, coupled with his passion for the broader Adirondack community, will be a great addition to our organization.”

Born and raised in Saranac Lake, Chris returned to the Adirondacks seven years ago to pursue a career in journalism. He has reported for a variety of news outlets, including Denton Publications, WNBZ radio, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and North Country Public Radio. He started his new job at ACT on June 3.

Morris lives in Saranac Lake and can be reached at the ACT office at 518-523-9904 or by e-mail at