Alan Seidman to receive the Ottaway Medal

Former chairman of Orange County Legislature recognized for his contributions to the community and business acumen


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— For almost a quarter century, the Orange County Citizens Foundation has awarded the Ottaway Medal to an individual who embodies the outstanding community leadership and commitment exemplified by James and Ruth Ottaway.

Known for their philanthropy, business leadership and commitment to community, the Ottaways developed organizations and programs that greatly preserved and improved quality of life in our county. That mission continues today with the Orange County Citizens Foundation.

On Thursday, May 3, at 5 p.m. at Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor, the Ottaway Medal will be awarded to this year's recipient, Alan Seidman.

A lifelong resident, Seidman serves on the boards of important local organizations like the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Pattern for Progress and Kol Yisrael among others. Currently executive director of the Construction Contractors Association, Seidman served as chairman of the Orange County Legislature for several years and has made a long-lasting impact on the community.

"Alan personifies all the Ottaway Medal represents," said Citizens Foundation President Nancy Proyect. "He is an exceptional businessman and a truly engaged community member."

U.S. rep. Sean Maloney will be giving a congratulatory toast; other attendees include prominent business, community and political leaders.

About the foundationThe Orange County Citizens Foundation is a membership-based, non-governmental organization that, for nearly 50 years, has had just one mission: to improve quality of life for Orange County residents.

Through land use, transportation planning, water conservation, waste management, cultural affairs planning and education, public policy, and advocacy, the Citizens Foundation continues to be invested in our community's future by always striving to make Orange County a place where our children will want to stay, where newcomers feel welcomed and new businesses thrive.

For more information, visit www.occitizensfoundation.org or call 845 469-9459.



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