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SULLIVAN FIRST ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Sullivan Renaissance 2008 Winter Conference and Expo

January 28, 2008

FERNDALE – Eleven individuals, businesses and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to improving the appearance of Sullivan County will be presented with “2008 Sullivan First Achievement Awards” at the Sullivan Renaissance Conference and Expo on Saturday, February 9 at the CVI Building in Ferndale, NY.

 

This year’s “Sullivan First Achievement Awards” will be given to:

·         Burger King, Monticello for efforts to keep their property clean and support of the stream clean-up initiative

·         Raymond Gold for the design and construction of the Jefferson Professional Building resulting in a significant enhancement to the development of Jefferson Street in Monticello

·         Liberty Farm, Home and Garden for on-going support of beautification efforts; volunteering in the community and participation at the Winter Conference each year

·         M&M Auto Group for support raising funds for flood relief efforts and enhancing the appearance of their property in Liberty

·         Manza Family for support of Sullivan Renaissance through the Manza Family Farm; and  volunteer efforts at the Big Woods Road Clean-Up and Stream Clean-Up

·         Mario Martinez for the design and construction of the Jefferson Professional Building resulting in a significant enhancement to the development of Jefferson Street in Monticello

·         Phillipsport Community Center for on-going beautification and environmental initiatives at the Phillipsport Community Center

·         Rolling V Bus Corporation for support raising funds for flood relief efforts and enhancing the appearance of their property in Fallsburg

·         Roscoe SCIL Team for the caring and thoughtful way they envisioned healing the community through beautification was creative and showed true leadership potential

·         Sullivan Striders Walking & Running Club for support of Sullivan Renaissance through volunteer efforts at the Big Woods Road Clean-Up

·         Town of Forestburgh Town Board for leadership and vision to create and pass the Forestburgh Green resolution

 

“The Many Shades of Green” conference will feature exhibits and workshops on green and sustainable resources, community marketing and development, youth activism and educational curriculum, and Sullivan Renaissance project insights.  Robert W. Elliott, Deputy Secretary of State of NYS will deliver the keynote address.  

 

Details of this year’s Sullivan Renaissance grant program will be announced and 2008 applications will be available.

 

The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast.  The program starts at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 1:00 p.m.  Workshops include:

-        Green Infrastructure – Martin Daley, Parks and Trails New York

-        Creating Landscapes and Habitats – Karen Schneller-McDonald and Manna Jo Greene

-        Beyond BeautificationPeter Gozza and Alan Sorenson

-        Getting Support for Your Project, “Best Practices” Helen Budrock

-        There’s Something about Trees! – Greg Latorto and Mike Pogue

-        A Sense of Place (Special Double Workshop) – Aaron Bennett, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development

-        YOUth Can Make a Difference – Sue Mullally, Sullivan West Fifth Grade Teacher

-        Sullivan Renaissance 101Kathy Davidoff

-        Energy $mart! – Patrice Courtney Strong, Mid-Hudson Energy Smart

 

Workshop space is limited.  To obtain a workshop registration form, call Sullivan Renaissance office at 845-295-2445; or visit the website at www.sullivanrenaissance.org.  To send in a registration form, fax it to 845-295-2746; email to kcapozzoli@sullivanrenaissance.org; or mail to Sullivan Renaissance, c/o Gerry Foundation, PO Box 311, Liberty, NY 12754.

 

This is a recycling event; attendees will need to look for the appropriate receptacles.

 

Sabrina Artel’s Trailer Talk will be on site to speak with conference attendees throughout the morning.

 

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Youth participation is supported in part with grants from the Louis R. Cappelli Foundation, and Bank of America Charitable Foundation.  Additional funding has been secured by NYS Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther. 

 

For more information, call 845-295-2445.