Still time to nominate ‘Heritage Hero’ in Orleans County

Posted 1 February 2017 at 1:46 pm

Press Release, GCC

BATAVIA – Genesee Community College is eager to recognize the efforts of dedicated citizens who work hard to preserve Orleans County’s history. The college is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Orleans County Heritage Heroes Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 15.

“Orleans County has a surprising number of citizens who go out of their way to support the preservation of heritage in their community,” Jim Simon, associate dean of GCC’s Orleans County Campus Centers in Medina and Albion said. “For our fourth consecutive year, we look forward to celebrating these local heroes with the recognition they deserve.”

Nominees for Heritage Heroes Awards can be any age but posthumous nominations will not be accepted. History professionals and GCC employees are also not eligible for the award, nor are those who serve on the awards selection committees. Nominees must be Orleans County residents.

To nominate someone for the Heritage Heroes Awards, write up a brief statement outlining the person’s contributions, projects and community affiliations. Anyone sending in a nomination should provide their name (anonymous nomination packages will not be accepted), address, phone number and email address. The more in-depth the detail provided in the nomination, the stronger the submission. Submit the nomination to:

ATTENTION: Heritage Heroes Committee

Genesee Community College / Medina Campus Center

11470 Maple Ridge Road

Medina, NY 14103-9675

Nominations may also be emailed to Jim Simon at Please write Heritage Heroes Nomination in the subject line.

The Heritage Heroes will be recognized during a ceremony at Genesee Community College in Medina in April 2017.

For more information contact Derek Maxfield, GCC’s associate professor of History at or Jim Simon at

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