The Kiwanis Club of Farmington-Victor honored outgoing Sheriff Philip Povero for his service to Ontario County during a recent meeting at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor.
The meeting was attended by club members, area residents and public officials to offer their appreciation for the sheriff’s contributions to the betterment of the county.
The night featured remarks by several Ontario County judges, including Craig Doran and William Kocher, who, along with Frederick Reed, presented Povero with a proclamation that recognized him for his 28 years as the sheriff of Ontario County. Supervisors Jack Marren, town of Victor, and Peter Ingalsbe, town of Farmington, were on-hand to show their appreciation for the sheriff’s commitment to their communities.
Povero’s wife, Cyndie, was recognized before the proclamation and thanked for the sacrifices she made over the years.
Dave Plante, club president, and Dave Jacobus, past president, thanked Povero for his willingness to partner with the Kiwanis Club on activities over the years and for sharing the club’s mission of improving the lives of children in the community.
For his service, Povero received the Kiwanis New York District Everyday Hero Award, one of two ever given to citizens who exemplify true commitment to public service and a dedication to improving the lives of children throughout the community.
The club meets at 7 a.m. on three Fridays each month the Hampton Inn Victor and one night each month at an area restaurant. Proceeds from club activities benefit local charities, including Victor Dollars for Scholars, Victor Farmington Food Cupboard, Serenity House, the Shop with a Sheriff program and The Spot. Email plante29@gmail.com for information.