• ARCC Announces 31st Annual J. Walter Juckett Award Honoree

    The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) is pleased to announce that the 31st Annual J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award will be presented to Paul L. Dowen, CPA and Managing Partner of Whittemore, Dowen and Ricciardelli, LLP at the ARCC Annual Dinner on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Sagamore Resort.
    The J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award is the 4-county region’s prestigious community service award, given to recognize and honor an extraordinary individual who has selflessly gone above and beyond by contributing time and energy to help others.
    About Paul L. Dowen

    Paul grew up in Saratoga Springs and made his way up to this region in 1976 attending Adirondack Community College (now SUNY Adirondack). Upon his graduation from Castleton State College (now Castleton University) in 1980 he returned to Glens Falls and started his accounting career with the CPA firm of Silverstein and Loftus. He started his own firm in 1987 and has been in partnership with Phillip Whittemore as well as other partners since 1994. His long-standing partnership with Phillip Whittemore merged with Edwards, Williams, McManus & Ricciardelli to form the Queensbury based firm, Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli in April of 2006. 


    Paul joined the Glens Falls Rotary Club in 1982 has continued his membership and commitment to the organization for almost 40 years. He has been involved with numerous other community and charitable groups serving in various roles including board seats, committees and just volunteering his time. He currently serves on the boards of SUNY Adirondack Foundation, The House of Grace of the Adirondacks, The Adirondack Hockey Coalition and Christ Church United Methodist.


    The ARCC invites you to join us as we celebrate Mr. Dowen’s accomplishments at our Annual Dinner event on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the beautiful Sagamore Resort. For more information on this event, click here.


  • 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
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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


  • 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.

    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.