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CLN Leader of the Year Award

The mission of the Chautauqua Leadership Network is to identify and nurture regional leaders, and to provide a framework from which can emerge a network of skilled civic trustees who will help our community meet the challenges of today, and prepare for the opportunities of tomorrow. 

Leader of the Year Awards 2018From the 2018 CLN Leader of the Year Awards

CLN’s Annual Leadership Award Program on August 13, 2019

All CLN members and the public are encouraged to nominate.

If you know of an individual (CLN member or non-member) or organization whose activities during the past year have further developed the vision and mission of the Chautauqua Leadership Network, nominate them for a CLN Leadership Award.

 Nominations are due on May 1, 2019. 
The award will be presented at CLN’s Annual Leadership Award Program on August 13, 2019. 

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Award categories:

CLN Leader of the Year
This award is presented to an individual or organization who leads, inspires, and engages other members of their community for the betterment of Chautauqua County.

CLN Community Development Leader Award
This award is presented to an individual or organization who demonstrates an ongoing and deep commitment to community development by providing meaningful service or learning opportunities.

CLN Volunteer Leader Award
This award is presented to an individual who, as an active volunteer, has demonstrated outstanding volunteer leadership by contributing their time and talent at either the local or county level.

CLN Student Leader(s) Award
This award is presented to a student (kindergarten through college) who has distinguished him or herself through service to their school and the community. This student or group of students have demonstrated excellence, leadership, scholarship, personal integrity, and dedication to their school.

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Honored Leaders


2018  Andrew Goodell
2017  Thomas Benson
2016  Jane and Tom Becker
2015  Kristy B. Zabrodsky, CPA
2014  Gary R. Lynn
2013  Dr. Gregory DeCinque
2012  Larry Robinson and Pene Hutton
2011  Dennis L. Hefner, Ph.D.
2010  Susan F. McNamara, Ph.D.
2009  Michael P. Sullivan
2008  Thomas J. Whitney
2007  Vincent Horrigan
2006  Jamestown Area Medical Associates, LLP
2005  Kurt and Mark Maytum
2004  R. Bard Schaack, Esq
2003  Robert Berke, MD, MPH, MBPP, MBA
2002  Gebbie Foundation
2001  Gregory L. Peterson
2000  Lillian V. Ney


2018 Leader Awards


 Leader of the Year
Andy Goodell

Student Leaders
Kids with a Cause

Volunteer Leader
Richard Rupprecht

Community Development Leader
Jeffrey C. Kroon