Town Clerk Raia Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 23rd Annual Leadership Huntington Gala
Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia was presented with the Leadership Huntington Foundation “Lifetime Achievement Award” during their 23rd Annual Gala Ceremony, held at Crest Hollow Country Club on September 26.
Having served as Huntington Town Clerk since 1982, Leadership Huntington sought to recognize Jo-Ann’s achievements as a role model to fellow Town Clerks throughout Long Island and New York State, as a Leader in the Huntington Community, and pioneer as the longest-serving Town Clerk in Huntington’s History.
After being introduced by her son, Assemblyman Andrew Raia, a prior Graduate of Distinction Honoree, Jo-Ann sought to express her heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for being able to serve the residents of the Town for nearly four decades. “Working in public service has been one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences that I have had. I sincerely appreciate the recognition and the work that Leadership Huntington seeks to instill in all those leaders in our wonderful Town,” stated Ms. Raia.
In the photo (l-r): Honorees at the Leadership Huntington Gala hold some of the awards presented to them by various elected officials from Local, County, State and Federal Government: Robert DeMarinis – Graduate of Distinction; Debbie Rimler – Outstanding Community Trustee; Jo-Ann Raia, Town Clerk – Lifetime Achievement Award; Dr. William Spencer, Suffolk County Legislator-18th District; Andrew Raia, NYS Assemblyman – 12th District.