Adriene Emmo (center) was presented with the New York State Liberty Award by Senator Michael Nozzolio (left) for her longtime contributions to Seneca Falls. Mayor Diana Smith (right) was on hand to offer congratulations.
Finger Lakes chapter president and national board member Adriene Emmo was recognized for her longtime contributions to Seneca Falls when she was presented with the New York State Liberty Award by Senator Mike Nozzolio on July 17. The Liberty Award recognizes citizens for exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts and achievements, and is the highest award bestowed on civilians by the New York State Senate.
Emmo has been the driving force behind most of the community programs in Seneca Falls for years, including “Convention Days” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” celebrations. She is president of the Seneca Falls-Waterloo Kiwanis Club, vice-president of the Society for Mutual Assistance (SMS), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Seneca Falls Museum of Waterways and Industry.
A Seneca Falls native, Emmo works as a bankruptcy consultant for Logan and Co. and has been serving as Director of the Seneca Falls Heritage Area for the past three years.
In making the presentation, which came as a complete surprise to Emmo during this year’s Convention Days, Senator Nozzolio said: “The New York State Senate Liberty Award is the Senate’s highest honor. It is presented to citizens who have merited special commendation for their actions on behalf of their fellow New Yorkers and their community.”