Tolga Morawski founded the Mohawk Valley Collective (MVC), formerly known as Historic Fort Plain, with two friends in 2011 and currently serves as a Director on the Board. Tolga was raised in Fort Plain, just two blocks away from the MVC’s first restoration project, Unity Hall. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Alfred University in 1997, and moved to New York City to pursue a diverse career in the fields of information technology, photography, and academic administration.
Tolga is an active member of the Mohawk Valley community, with involvement in groups such as the Friends of Fort Plain, Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful, and other local volunteer and service organizations. He has worked to support historic preservation in numerous ways, including serving as Vice President of the NYC chapter of the Society for Industrial Archaeology
(RCSIA); documenting architectural landmarks for SUNY and others, assisting local governments in establishing National Register Historic Districts, and advocating for preservation of open space, farmland and important structures. Tolga is an avid cyclist and also enjoys hiking, rock climbing and traveling in his free time.