Meredith M. Prime receives Adirondack Museum honor

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE Meredith M. Prime, extraordinary volunteer and nonprofit leader, received the Adirondack Museum's 2008 Harold K. Hochschild Award on Aug. 7. John Fritzinger, Chairman of the museum's Board of Trustees presented the award at a ceremony held at the Blue Mountain Lake, New York campus. Fritzinger also read a proclamation in recognition of Prime's achievements from New York State Governor David A. Paterson. The program was filled with tributes to Prime from friends and colleagues. Speakers included Caroline Welsh, Director of the Adirondack Museum; Glenn Pearsall museum Trustee and Chairman of the Hochschild Award Committee; Roderic Giltz, Treasurer, Adirondack Community Trust; Parmelee Tolkan, President, Lake Placid Center for the Arts; David Hochschartner, Head, North Country School/Camp Treetops; and Michael Carr, Executive Director, Adirondack Nature Conservancy. Meredith Prime is Chairman of the Board at the Adirondack Community Trust, Adirondack Nature Conservancy/Adirondack Land Trust, Crary Foundation and Co-Chair of the North Country Public Radio Adirondack News Bureau Campaign Committee. She is a member of the boards of the Adirondack Medical Center Foundation and the Lake Placid Foundation. She served on the boards of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, North Country School, Mountain Lakes Public Television, and the Trudeau Institute. A year-round resident of Lake Placid, N.Y. Prime is a passionate skier and swimmer, a world traveler, an avid reader and tennis player. Working with regional non-profit advances her vision of a better, more sustainable Adirondack Park for all. The Harold K. Hochschild Award is dedicated to the memory of the museum's founder, whose passion for the Adirondacks, its people, and environment inspired the creation of the Adirondack Museum. Since 1990 the museum has presented the award to a wide range of intellectual and community leaders throughout the Adirondack Park, highlighting their contributions to the region's culture and quality of life.

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