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Goshen, N.Y. – The Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP) will honor Orange County’s Community Development Office with its Community Partnership Award at its annual dinner on Thursday, April 26th at the Palacio Catering and Conference Center in Goshen.
RECAP Board member Horace Belton will receive the Agency Leadership Award in recognition for his decades of philanthropic work throughout our community. Belton, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, was Executive Director of the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, and served as one of the founding members of Leadership Orange.
“This is a wonderful honor for Community Development Director Rich Mayfield and his hard-working staff,” Neuhaus said. “Community Development is an integral part of our efforts to improve the lives of Orange County residents and the projects the office has funded over the years have made a significant difference. I extend my congratulations to long time board member Horace Belton who has so generously given of his time and talents over the years.”
The County’s Community Development Office is being recognized for its contribution to RECAP’s anti-poverty efforts in the Hudson Valley. The Community Development Office coordinates funds to make infrastructure improvement, rehabilitate housing, and facilitate new construction particularly for low and moderate-income people in Orange County.
Under the leadership of Director Rich Mayfield, the department also administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Lead Hazard Control and several other federally funded programs. RECAP was established in 1965 and is the designated anti-poverty agency in Orange County. RECAP’s programs offer a variety of options for residents who need assistance.
“RECAP has been a wonderful partner over the years and the work they do reminds all of us that everyday provides an opportunity to create change in our communities,” Mayfield said. “Sharing the evening with Horace Belton, who has been such a force for good in our region, is a privilege and I am humbled by this recognition.”
Added Charles Quinn, RECAP’s Chief Executive Officer: “RECAP is thrilled to recognize Orange County Office of Community Development and Horace Belton. Their commitment to Orange County and work on behalf of those who need it most reflect RECAP’s mission that has stood strong for over 50 years.”
Tickets for the event are $125 per person. For tickets and information visit RECAP online at www.recap.org/events.