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The Clemens Center in downtown Elmira, a regional performing-arts center, has recently hired CRAIG BOND as its new director of development. He has returned to the area after 25 years. While away, Bond established Vintage Theatre Productions in Aurora, Colorado; served as ticketing & marketing services manager at Colorado Ballet; and worked as development director at Waldorf School in Denver. Most recently, Bond was superintendent of parks and recreation for the Village of Watkins Glen in the Southern Tier. “I am thrilled to be returning to the Twin Tiers to raise funds for the Clemens Center. The arts are a necessity for our community and our children. The Clemens Center is a regional leader in live performance and I am so grateful to offer up my skills to help this organization continue to grow,” Bond said in a news release. He has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Elmira College and serves as president of Elmira Little Theatre. 

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