Levine Community Service Award: The Levine Award is presented to an appointed member of a municipal board or committee who has done an outstanding job for his/her community and/or the NYPF.
This year’s award goes to Billy Liggan, Chair of the Town of Rosendale Planning Board in Ulster County. Billy has served on the Rosendale Planning Board for 19 years and became Chair in 2003, serving in that capacity for 17 years. Billy has a respectful manner in dealing with applicants who appear before the Board, and his historic knowledge of the town has been of tremendous value to the Planning Board. However, in addition to his service on the Planning Board, Billy has contributed volunteer efforts to numerous other organizations and events in Rosendale, including the Rosendale Street Festival Committee, the Rosendale Pickle Festival Committee, the local Farmers Market, and the Rosendale Chamber of Commerce to name a few. According to Jeanne Walsh, Town Supervisor, Billy “deserves to be recognized as an outstanding member of our community,” …and that … “Anytime there is a project that needs someone to help with the planning, organizing, fund raising, delivery and clean up, it’s Billy who shows up to do the work.” We offer our congratulations to Billy for his ongoing contributions in the Town of Rosendale.