J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award
The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) is pleased to announce that the 29th J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award will be presented to Dr. Jim Morrissey and his wife Kay Morrissey at the 2018 ARCC Annual Event on the evening of Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing.
Dr. Morrissey is an Army veteran, a founding member of Adirondack Cardiology Associates and is still a well-respected physician practicing part-time with Hudson Headwaters in Warrensburg. His philanthropic endeavors are numerous – the WAIT House, Glens Falls Youth Center, the Wood Theater, St. Mary’s Church, Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls School Board, Family Services Association of Glens Falls, Glens Falls Symphony, Glens Falls Family YMCA, Hudson Headwaters Charitable Foundation and North Country Ministry.
Mrs. Morrissey has played a vital role in supporting and encouraging her husband’s social and civic achievements over the years and has served on the board of WAIT House. Together they established a foundation that assists various local charities in the region. The Morrisseys have been described as humble, dedicated and caring people.
Who was J. Walter Juckett?
J. Walter Juckett was born in 1908 in Mittineague, Massachusetts. With engineering degree in-hand from the military college of Norwich University, he began his career at the Hurlbut Paper Company, where his father, Frank Juckett, served as President.
During the depths of the Great Depression in the 1930s, the Juckett father-and-son team took over active management of Sandy Hill Iron and Brass Works in Hudson Falls, New York, where J. Walter would succeed his father as president through the 1980s.
A pillar of the community, J. Walter was an active participant in many community organizations, including the Mohican Council of the Boy Scouts, The Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization, The Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center, First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, the Salvation Army, and the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.
After his passing in 1988, the Chamber’s board of directors created the prestigious J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award. Each year, the award is bestowed upon a deserving honoree, who demonstrates a fierce commitment and hands-on dedication to the betterment of our local community.
Previous J. Walter Juckett Award Recipients
Year Name of Recipient 1990 John A. Matochik, Jr., DVM* 1991 George C. Frost 1992 Frank Munoff 1993 Merritt E. Scoville* 1994 John P. Cushing* 1995 Floyd H. Rourke* 1996 Ann Butler 1997 Thomas E. Haley 1998 Frank Leonbruno* 1999 Charles R. Wood* 2000 Michael F. Massiano 2001 Thomas Ross, CPA 2002 Sen. Ronald B. Stafford* 2003 Joan Kubricky 2004 Paul E. Pontiff, Esq. 2005 Thomas L. Hoy 2006 Richard Trowbridge 2007 David Kruzlnicki 2008 Jim and Tina Marshall 2009 David Capron 2010 Carmen Della Bella 2011 Harold G. 'Bud' Taylor 2012 Dan Burke 2013 John and Kevin O'Brien 2014 Kathy Duncan 2015 Bob Joy 2016 Senator Elizabeth Little 2017 Ed Moore
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