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Madison County Democrats honor two local organizations

Posted 7/5/22

At its 12th annual James and Dolley Madison Community Service Celebration held last week, the Madison County Democratic Committee honored two local community development organizations ...

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Madison County Democrats honor two local organizations

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At its 12th annual James and Dolley Madison Community Service Celebration held last week, the Madison County Democratic Committee honored two local community development organizations:

The Hamilton Partnership for Community Development, which was established in 1999 by representatives of Colgate University and Hamilton Town and Village governments; and

The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association, which was founded in 2004 by a group of local residents. Both organizations have missions that enhance sustainable economic opportunity and community vitality, according to the Madison County Democratic Committee.

Introducing the organizations and presenting honorary plaques, Cazenovia Democratic Chair Kristi Andersen mentioned current and past projects such as the Hamilton Partnership’s main street facade renovation in Earlville and the Cazenovia association’s development of Creekside Park.

Both organizations, Andersen said, provide local governments, businesses, and nonprofits with grant-writing and grant administration assistance as well as a structure for collaboration among local institutions, from colleges to governments to small businesses.

Accepting on behalf of the organizations were Lauren Lines, executive director of CACDA, and Jocelyn Gavitt, executive director of PCD. They expressed a desire that their organizations might be models for other communities.

The committee also heard a pre-recorded video message from Gov. Kathy Hochul, and they also heard from congressional candidates Sarah Klee Hood, Francis Conole, and Chol Majok as well as assembly candidates Daniel Buttermann, running on the Democratic line in Assembly District 122, and Al Stirpe in Assembly District 127.

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