ARCC Seeking Nominations for 35th Annual J. Walter Juckett Community Service AwardThe Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) is currently seeking nominations for our annual J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award.
The chosen recipient will be honored at our Annual Dinner event (date to be determined in 2024) at The Sagamore Resort.
The J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award is the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce'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.
- The nominee’s profile should demonstrate significant contributions to the community in the field of human services, education, business, or industry.
- The nominee’s contributions should be substantial and enduring.
- The nominee should reflect the admiration of his or her peers.
- Neither the nominee nor nominator are required to be a member of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) to be considered or receive this honor.
Click here to fill out the online nomination form.
J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award
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 *deceased
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
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.