RENSSELAER CO., N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Rensselaer County is pleased to announce a number of recent elections and awards as they navigate the first month of 2017. We congratulate and thank the recipients of the 2016 Golden Shovel Awards: Shannon Mason, Mary Ellen Ratcliffe, Ellen Dunn, David Tarbox and Donna Murray. These awards are presented to individuals or organizations that have contributed significantly to CCE of Rensselaer County to enhance their ability to provide education and support to county households.
Ten Rensselaer County residents were newly elected or re-elected as representatives to our Program Development Committees and Board of Directors –
Board of Directors At-Large – Jane Luskin of Valley Falls and Mike Angley of Stephentown
Agriculture Program Development Committee – Luke Winnicki of East Greenbush and Gerald Bornt of Troy
Horticulture Program Development Committee – John Stancliffe and Paul Engelke of Troy
Family and Consumer Science Program Development Committee – Dianne Mosher of Petersburgh and Kristin McGivern of Wynantskill
4-H Youth Development Program Committee – Jennifer Hurd of West Sand Lake and MaryMargaret Corcoran of Cropseyville
Board of Director officer elections were held at the January 18th Board of Directors meeting. The following were elected:
Don Maurer of Troy – President
Ken Johnson of Castleton – Vice President
Tina Rose-Turriglio of Valley Falls – Secretary
Joanne Tilley of Hoosick Falls – Treasurer
According to Bernie Wiesen, Executive Director of the Troy based organization, “2017 is going to be an exciting year for us. It’s our 100th year of meeting the needs of our County. Primary program areas of focus are: Agriculture; Family and Consumer Science; 4-H Youth Development; and Horticulture. Our mission is to put knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability, and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping our families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world, now and for the next one hundred years.”
For more information, contact: Bernie Wiesen, 272-4210
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County
For more articles out of New York, click here.