• J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award

  • Previous J. Walter Juckett Award Recipients Previous J. Walter Juckett Award Recipients

  • 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
    *deceased  
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  • 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 Betty Little
    2017 Ed Moore
    2018 Dr. Jim Morrissey and Mrs. Kay Morrissey
    2019 Elizabeth Miller
    2020 Paul Dowen
    2021 Mark Behan

     

  • Who was J. Walter Juckett? 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. Mr. Juckett had a remarkable business career and was a major community leader in his adopted home, the Village of Hudson Falls, and the entire region. His leadership and commitment spanned a wide range of civic, charitable, religious, political, business and educational activities. He was recognized with honors for his work and contributions to the Boy Scouts of America, New York Business Development Corporation, Salvation Army, Norwich University, Presbyterian Church, Hudson Falls Central School and many other organizations. He was a tireless supporter of the arts, having served as a director of the Lake George Opera and a major force in The Hyde Collection Capital Campaign.

    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.