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Schuyler County Hall of Fame Inductees

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the Schuyler County “Hall of Fame,” in conjunction with the Schuyler County Legislature. Nominations for the upcoming induction have been received, reviewed and the results have been announced. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are the Honorable John Patrick Callanan, Sr.; Max Neal; and James D. Howell. The public is welcome to attend the induction ceremony which will be held at the Seneca Lodge, located just off of State Route 329 in Watkins Glen. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, and will go until 6:00 p.m. There is no cost for this event, and reservations are not required.The “Hall of Fame,” first instituted in 1995 was established to “recognize and honor dedicated individuals who have unconditionally contributed their energy, commitment and persistence to achieving their vision for Schuyler County.” In that process, each member of the “Hall of Fame” has improved and enhanced life in Schuyler County for all.For more information about the event please contact the Chamber at (607) 535-4300 or email info@watkinsglenchamber.com.Honorees’ Career HighlightsThe Honorable John Patrick Callanan, Sr.Schuyler County Judge, Surrogate & Family Court, 1983-97NYS Assemblyman 1964- 66; last NYS Assemblyman to represent Schuyler County aloneMember, Watkins Glen Board of Education 1966-1977; President 1971 – 1976Past President, Watkins Glen Area Chamber of CommercePast President & “Paul Harris” Fellow – Watkins-Montour Rotary ClubMember, Boy Scouts Board; recipient of “Silver Beaver” award; staunch supporter of the Squires Drum & Bugle Corps; Member, Watkins Glen Golf Course Construction Committee; Member, Southern Tier library board;Initiated CASA – Special Advocate for Children in Schuyler County CourtMax NealPast President of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce 1991-98; Vice President for Tourism 2001-04; Interim Chamber President in 2008 and 2009Executive Director, Schuyler Health Foundation 1999- 2000; Chair, “Family of Friends” 2004-08; Chairman of Schuyler Health Foundation Board 2009-presentNYS Distinguished Women of the Year 2005; “Paul Harris” fellow awarded by Watkins-Montour Rotary Club; American Red Cross “Volunteer of the Year”Member, Schuyler County League of Women Voters (President 2009); American Red Cross Board, Arts of the Southern Tier Board, Watkins-Montour Rotary, Schuyler County Empire Zone Board; Community Dispute Resolution Board;1st Vice President, Corning Community College Development Foundation BoardFormer member of Elmira College President’s CouncilJames D. HowellSchuyler County Environmental Health Director for 35 plus years; assisted many with land use for new & existing housing and for environment health & safetyMaster of Ceremonies for Italian American Festival and Montour Falls Firemen’s annual parade for several yearsVolunteer for The ARC of Schuyler County to promote annual golf tournamentAwards received: “Paul Harris” fellow by Watkins-Montour Rotary Club; named “Seneca Lake Protector” by Seneca Lake Pure Water AssociationMember, Montour Falls Planning Board, Montour Falls Fire Department, First Presbyterian Church, Schuyler Hospital Foundation Board of Directors

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