Town officials will present the 2011 Pride of Clarkstown Awards showcasing the Town’s best property improvements on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The nine categories include community project, professional office, non-profit, food/hospitality, industrial, small business, shopping center/retail, service business and civic pride.
The six-year-old program was created to instill civic pride and recognize outstanding commercial properties. Individuals and civic organizations nominate commercial properties, which have made investments to improve the look of their business. The upgrade goes beyond their property lines to benefit the community as a whole.
The Pride of Clarkstown presentations by Supervisor Alex Gromack, Councilmember George Hoehmann, and the Town Board on Tuesday, Feb. 7 will go to:
Albertus Magnus High School 9/11 Memorial Garden in Bardonia
Category: Community Project
Mandel, Katz & Brosnan, LLP, Mandel Family Realty in Valley Cottage
Category: Professional Office
Grande Centrale Restaurant in Congers
New City Fire Engine Company #1
Teplitz Scrap Metal Recycling in Nanuet
Plastic-Craft Products Corp. in West Nyack
Category: Small Business
New City Stop & Shop, Alfred Weissman Real Estate Developer
Category: Shopping Center/Retail
TD Bank in New City
Category: Service Business
Dellwood Park Civic Association (New City)
Category: Civic Pride
“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.” said Gromack.
Councilman George Hoehmann, the Town Board Liaison for the , explained the nominations go through an evaluation process entirely handled by volunteers who accept the nominations, divide them into categories and select winners.
“The committee of volunteers visited every nominated site and met numerous times to carefully choose winners in each category,” said Hoehmann.
The committee members include: Scott Milich, chairman, David Kaminski, Dorie McMaster, Irene Ryan, Donald Ritch and Shirley Washington.
The Pride of Clarkstown Awards form a public/private partnership acknowledges commercial contributions to the town’s revitalization efforts. Each winner receives an award to display. Already 40 businesses have been honored.
Town officials see the program as complimentary to downtown revitalization efforts, which 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.