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2017 Community Champion Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 7, 2017

CONTACT:  Amy Turner, C.C.A.P., Executive Director, 315-624-9930

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Community Champion Awards:

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.

2017 Recipient:  John Furman

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.

2017 Recipient:  Wah Wah Moses

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.

2017 Recipient:  Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi

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.

2017 Recipient:  Utica Police Department - "Adopt a Police Officer" Program

The awards will be presented at MVCAA’s 51st Anniversary Gala, Friday, May 12th, Hart’s Hill Inn, Whitesboro, 6-10 pm.  Tickets to the Gala are $75 each.  For 51 years, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency has been dedicated to empowering local families toward positive self-sufficiency.  Become a sponsor of MVCAA’s 51st Anniversary Gala and make a difference in our community!  Sponsorship information and reservations for the Gala are available on MVCAA’s web site www.mvcaa.com or by calling 315-624-9930 x2259.