State parks society honors Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann


The New York State Recreation and Park Society recently honored Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann with its 2020 Elected Official of the Year Award.

The honor is bestowed upon an individual who “provides exemplary support to parks and recreation and made significant contributions to the parks and recreation field through active participation, advocacy or through policy and legislation,” according to the society.

Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, with his dogs Ollie and Livvy, and Megan Leavey and her dog Patriot, during the dedication ceremony for the town’s dog park on Sept. 21, 2018 (Photo: Town of Clarkstown)

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In nominating Hoehmann for the award, Clarkstown Parks and Recreation Superintendent Elaine Apfelbaum singled out some accomplishments during his tenure serving the town’s 85,000 residents:

  • The December 2017 opening of Clarkstown’s Winter Wonderland, a new LED
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