continued Sandy Morhouse, vice chairman of the alliance board, agreed.
“He will be sorely missed,” Morhouse said of Levitch. “His vision and extremely hard work in getting TRA to be a thriving organization , starting a mere few years ago as a figment of his imagination, is the mark of a true civic leader and entrepreneur. I once said, regarding Alex, that he was the perfect founder of an organization such as TRA — an organization that, among other things, serves as a clearing house among many different constituencies in our community — because he had no agenda other than doing what was best for Ticonderoga.
“That has certainly been the case, and few others could have accomplished what Alex did,” he added. “In the course of these years working with Alex, I have found a new friend which makes the entire endeavor particularly gratifying.”
Levitch said the alliance is in good hands.
“It took us two more years than I thought, originally, it would take to get this beastie up and running; but thanks to the selfless effort and contributions on the part of so many of you, as well on the part of other brave souls who bowed in and out but may yet return — This is, after all, a marathon! — I believe we have landed in safe hands,” Levitch said.
Levitch praised VanWert, Jim Major, alliance chairman, and Morhouse.
“I’d like to take this moment to acknowledge, especially, three individuals, who make it easy for me to tender this resignation,” Levitch said. “Chattie, you have not surprised me one bit. You are, simply put, outstanding. Jim Major and Sandy Morhouse — you know who you are. Without the unflagging commitment, real money in, drive and creative energy of the two of you, there would be no Alliance. I owe you both a lot in terms of lessons taught along the way, as well as for, simply, being there. More important, the community is already well in debt to both of you.”