Holley, NYCOM honor long-time Planning Board member

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Ted Broekhuizen is retiring from the board after 25 years

Photo by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – Ted Broekhuizen says he has lived a charmed life in Holley.

Broekhuizen, 82, has lived in his childhood home on North Main Street his entire adult life. He worked 40 years as an engineer, including 30 years with Bausch and Lomb.

Broekhuizen has stayed involved in his hometown as a member of the Presbyterian Church and also by serving on the Village Planning Board.

He stepped down from that board after 25 years on Dec. 31. He also represented the village on the Orleans County Planning Board.

Mayor John Kenney, left, presented Broekhuizen with an award for his service during Tuesday’s Village Board meeting. Broekhuizen also was presented with a certificate from the New York Conference of Mayors for his long-term commitment on the Planning Board.

He is pictured accepting the award with his with of 58 years, Rhoda. She worked as an elementary teacher in Holley for 30 years.

Broekhuizen said he met many of Holley’s entrepreneurs and other residents through the Planning Board.

“I’ve met a lot of wonderful people and had many great experiences,” he said.