January 30, 2012
Awards Pride of Clarkstown Awards on February 7th
Awards Showcase Best in
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- Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack, Councilmember George Hoehmann,
and the Town Board will award the 2011 Pride of Clarkstown Awards showcasing
the Town’s best property improvements on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Town
Board Meeting scheduled for 8 pm. All
residents and businesses are welcome to attend.
The program was
created to recognize outstanding commercial properties, nominated by
individuals and civic organizations throughout the Town which make significant
investments in their properties, thus upgrading not just the look of their
business also the community as a whole.
This is the sixth annual Pride of Clarkstown ceremony in which the
winners will receive an attractive award to display at their place of
business. In addition, to this year’s
winners, the Town has recognized 40 businesses in the past six years.
this year’s winners and thank the committee for their hard work,” said
Supervisor Gromack. “These businesses
have proven their commitment to the Town and our community by making such
beautiful enhancements to their properties, thus promoting revitalization of
all areas in our Town.”
Gromack and the Town Board established this program and a committee in 2006
under the leadership of the late Clarkstown Councilman Ralph Mandia. The
committee of volunteers accepts nominations, separates them by various
categories and after careful consideration selects the winners.
of volunteers visited every nominated site and met numerous times to carefully
choose winners in each category,” said Councilman George Hoehmann,
the Town Board Liaison for the Pride of Clarkstown. “My deep appreciation goes to the members of
the committee who have donated their time and talent to recognize businesses
that are going above and beyond others in making our town more attractive for
all of us.”
The Pride of
Clarkstown Awards serves as an incentive to business owners to take that extra
step to make their property look beautiful.
The goal is that these voluntary and often costly efforts would prompt
other business owners to do the same. Since its inception businesses are
continuing to beautify their establishments in a unique public/private
partnership that is not at taxpayer expense and creates a sense of civic pride
throughout the municipality.
“If Ralph were
here today, he would be most proud of the efforts of these business owners who
truly are the Pride of Clarkstown,” said Councilman Hoehmann.
program coincides with the Town’s downtown revitalization efforts which started
in 2004 to encourage pedestrian activity, investment in local businesses and
civic pride. Clarkstown completed
revitalization projects in Congers, Nanuet, Valley Cottage and Phase I of New City. Phase II of New City will start later this
year and the revitalization projects for West Nyack and Central
Nyack are in the planning stages.
A list of
committee members and winners follows.
Pride of Clarkstown Committee Members
George Hoehmann, Town Board Liaison
Scott Milich, Chairman
Pride of Clarkstown 2011 Winners
High School 9/11 Memorial Garden
& Brosnan, LLP, Mandel Family Realty (Valley
Grande Centrale Restaurant (Congers)
New City Fire
Engine Company #1
Teplitz Scrap Metal Recycling (Nanuet)
Products Corp. (West Nyack)
New City Stop & Shop, Alfred Weissman Real Estate Developer
TD Bank (New City)
Civic Association (New City)
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