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Chris Trombley named this year's Woodmen of the World 462 honoree

ALTONA - The accomplishments of Chris Trombley are many - just ask the Woodmen of the World.

Woodmen Lodge 462 presented Trombley with the Community Leadership Award at their annual banquet held March 5 at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall.

"[The award] is presented to an individual who's involved in their local communities on a very wide scale," said president Todd Castine. "Individuals who ... serve as volunteers, commonly sit on committees, boards, often take part in special community projects."

Some of the projects, committees and boards Trombley has taken part in include serving as chief twice for the Champlain Fire Department\Niagara Hose Company No. 1; deputy coordinator for the Clinton County Office of Emergency Services since 2003; chairperson of the Clinton County Air Response Board; and helping to create the Champlain Fire District and Champlain EMS.

"In one way or another, these people are looked upon as being leaders and examples of how people should present themselves and give back to their community," Castine added.

Trombley was also presented with resolutions by Clinton County Area Two Legislator Samuel Trombley, Champlain Town Supervisor Larry Barcomb, Champlain Village Mayor Jeffrey Moore, and Rouses Point Village Deputy Mayor Brian Jefferson.

"I just want to mention that your life is judged by the good things and the bad things that you accomplish," said Jefferson. "Obviously, the good things that Chris has done through the years is a good representation of his family and we appreciate all the good things that he's done for the North Country."

During the event, testimonials of Trombley's dedication to the area were given by his friends, Dr. John Southwick and Corey Thompson.

Southwick, who was the fire commissioner for 11 years, said it was an honor for him to be able to honor Trombley.

"Chris has really been out there and has been working hard to try to help our community, and he's done that," he said.

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