Since 1986 the SYDA Foundation has sponsored this annual award to recognize and honor local citizens for outstanding community service. The selection committee, comprised of past award recipients and local civic leaders, chose Silver to receive this year’s award in recognition of his many years of service to the community of Sullivan County. Gary's’s primary service focus is leading projects to support the basic requirements of those in need, including addressing food insecurity; participating on humanitarian missions to provide clean-water filtration systems; and supporting organizations that coordinate and deliver emergency local and global disaster relief. 

Gary serves as the Village of Liberty Attorney and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development.  

Liberty Rotary Club could not be more proud of that Gary is one of us and brings his caring, energy, humor and kindness to all the work we do.  Congratulations Mr. Silver, you are truly desrving of this honor.

To view Gary's acceptance speech, click the link below: