24th annual Ottaway Medal Dinner

05/03/2018 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM ET
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Anthony's Pier 9
2975 U.S. 9 W
New Windsor, NY 12553
United States of America


For the past 23 years, the Orange County Citizens Foundation has awarded an individual that has contributed significantly to improving the quality of life in Orange County.

Congratulations to Mr. Alan Seidman on being the 24th annual Ottaway Medal Recipient.

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For the past 23 years, the Orange County Citizens Foundation has awarded an individual that has contributed significantly to improving the quality of life in Orange County.

The long-awaited 24th annual Ottaway Medal recipient is…Mr. Alan Seidman.

Alan is a Cornwall resident and local businessman who owned and operated several successful businesses before becoming Executive Director of the Construction Contractors Association, the Sheet Metal & Roofing Contractors Association and the Fabricators Erectors & Reinforcing Contractors Association.

Alan was elected to the Orange County Legislature in 1990, is a 25-year member of the Highland Engine Company, and has served on the boards of the Cornwall Little League and the Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corps of the Highland Engine Company. Having an extensive background in emergency services, he helped to establish a countywide 911 facility and a 911 response system, significantly increasing the safety and well-being of Orange County residents.

Alan has been recognized twice by the Boy Scouts of America Hudson Valley Chapter as a Distinguished Citizen.

In addition to being active in his community, Alan has utilized his expertise in small business ownership and dedicated his time to help foster a strong and resilient economy in Orange County. He was a member of the Cornwall Planning Board for 10 years and is currently serving as a Board Member for Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress. Alan has also served as a Board Member of the Orange County Partnership since 2006 and served as its chair for three years. In addition, he currently serves as the Chairman of the Foreign Trade Zone Board. Recognizing that economic growth can only be realized with a ready workforce, Alan helped develop plans for the expansion of SUNY Orange in Newburgh.

Alan’s commitment to community extends to the armed services as well. He serves on the board of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Inc., and in 2010 and 2016, arranged for General David Petraeus to serve as the keynote speaker for an event that benefited the Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Every three years, Alan coordinates a military appreciation event at Stewart International Guard Base in New Windsor, where 7,000 men and women of the military are recognized and honored for their service. Most recently, Alan coordinated an event that benefitted the families of local marines who died in a plane crash in Mississippi earlier this year. Currently, Alan is overseeing the design and construction of a $10 million expansion of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

Alan is a member of Temple Beth Jacob in Newburgh. He is a past president of the congregation and served as president of Kol Yisrael, a campus-like center of Jewish life in the region housing several Jewish organizations including two religious institutions, the Jewish Federation, and the Newburgh JCC.


On May 3, 2018, the Orange County Citizens Foundation will be drawing the winning tickets of the 24th annual Ottaway Medal Dinner Raffle. 

A maximum of 300 tickets will be sold. Each ticket will be sold for $100. With each ticket purchase, contestants will be entered to win one of three great prizes with the top prize being $10,000 in cash. Please note, if 200 or fewer tickets are sold, the top monetary prize will turn into a 50/50. Ticket holders need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit the Orange County Citizens Foundation. 

For more information, or to purchase a ticket, please call 845.469.9459, or 
contact Jacqueline Masterson at jmasterson@occitizensfoundation.org.


Sponsorship Opportunities are available! Show Alan some love and purchase a sponsorship or a journal ad! You can download our sponsorship benefits here.


Thank you to our sponsors!



Congratulatory Toast Sponsor:

The Kaplan Family Foundation


Citizen Sponsor:

Construction Contractors Association


Exclusive Sponsors:

Andrea Nilon

Crystal Run HealthCare

Ottaway Family



Benefactor Sponsors:

Advanced Testing

Catania, Mahon, Milligram, & Rider, PLLC

E.L.E.C. Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative

Merrill Lynch Bank of America Corporation

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters


Patron Sponsors:

BNY Mellon

Empire State Bank

GilliN Auto Interiors

Key Construction Services

Laborers Local 754

Lakeland Bank

O’Kane Enterprises

Orange & Rockland Utilities

Rhinebeck Bank

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

Tri-State Drywall & Acoustical

Wallkill Valley Federal


Friend Sponsors:

First Actuarial Consulting

Alfandre Architecture

Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 5 New York

Couch White, LLP

Cornerstone Family Healthcare

Engineering & Surveying Properties

Haven Property Solutions 


Jacobowitz & Gubits LLP

Janet & Tom Sullivan

LAN Associates

M&T Bank

Maser Consulting

McGoey, Hauser & Edsall

Michael Sweeton


Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center

Mount Saint Mary College

Nelson, Pope & Voorhis

O’Sullivan Associates, Inc.

Rieger Homes


Tectonic Engineering

Ulster Savings Bank

Valuation Consultants

Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP


Media Sponsor:

Fox Radio


Times Herald Record


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