Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the 2019 Community Champion Award winners:
Treva Wood Community Activist Award: Presented to an individual who has dedicated themselves to fight for the empowerment of the low-income members of our community. This individual works tirelessly for the rights and the opportunities for success of each individual. 2019 Award Presented to: David Mathis
Community Achiever Award: Presented to a family or individual who has overcome poverty to become an active member of the community. This family/individual has met their challenges with confidence, sought guidance and support, and is now actively creating a better life for their family and giving back to their community. 2019 Award Presented to: Frances Davis; Jessica Mosca; Henrietta Osew
Community Visionary Award: This award is given to an individual who has contributed unselfishly to the betterment of our community as a whole, and works toward the goal of ending poverty in our community. 2019 Award Presented to: Utica City Councilman Bill Phillips, posthumously.
Community Builder Award: This award is given to a business or group that has contributed unselfishly to the betterment of our community. This business/group is involved in the local community and committed to making a difference. 2019 Award Presented to: Dr. Joanne Joseph and Dr. Veronica Tichenor on behalf of SUNY Polytechnic Institute
The awards will be presented at the Agency’s Anniversary Gala, Hope is in Bloom, Friday, May 3, 2019, at Valentino’s Banquet Hall in New Hartford. For more information, call 315.624.9930 x. 2259 or visit www.mvcaa.com.