• ARCC seeking nominations for 36th Annual J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award

    The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) is currently seeking nominations for their 36th Annual J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award. This award is the 4-county region’s most 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.
    To nominate a deserving volunteer, please fill out the online nomination form. The deadline for nominations is July 8, 2024. Nominations will be kept on file for three years.
    The 36th Annual J. Walter Jucket Award will be presented at the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on March 7, 2025 at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing.


  • 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*
    2006 Richard Trowbridge
    2007 David Kruczlnicki
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  • 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 Kathie 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
    2022 Carl T. Baker
    2023 Dr. John Rugge
    2024 Robert Nemer


  • 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.