From Allegany County, pictured L-R, Linda Clayson, Scott Burt, Cindy Potter, Jack Emrick, Donna Emrick, Deb Root, Dwight Fanton, Adam Cyr
Long-time business-leader and volunteer Jack Emrick was recognized this week by the Allegany County Board of Legislators for his contributions to the community.
Emrick was joined by his wife Donna, brother Bill Emrick, and District III legislators Adam Cyr (Bolivar), Dwight Fanton (Willing), and Debra Root (Scio), and presented with Board Resolution 161-23, which detailed his numerous efforts and accomplishments in both Steuben and Allegany counties.
He is committed to the goals of the YMCA of the Southern Tier, and currently serves on its Association Executive Committee, as Director of the Association Board, and is Chair of the Wellsville YMCA Advisory Committee. Emrick also serves on the UR Jones Memorial Hospital Campaign Executive Committee, which leads fundraising efforts for the hospital’s renovation and expansion project.
He has been a long and active member of both the Scio Methodist Church and the KonXions Methodist Church, with duties including Chair of the Administrative Council, auditing, and as a member of the Finance Committees. When called upon, he serves as substitute pastor.
His prominence in the local business community has led to membership and leadership posts in the Hornell Chamber of Commerce, Hornell Area United Businesses, Hornell Rotary Club, and the Arkport Exchange Club. In Scio, he committed himself to work on the Fairlawn Cemetery Board, Library Board, and as a t-ball and little league coach.
Emrick thanked his wife Donna for her support over their 40 years of marriage, and left those in attendance with a parting thought. “Have you ever impacted someone’s life so much that 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 years after you’re gone, they will love you as much then, if not more, than the day you died? If you have, then I think you’ve achieved the ultimate accomplishment life can offer.”
“I just hope that with the life I’ve led, and from my involvement in these clubs and organizations, that somewhere, someday, somebody will remember me and say ‘He made a difference in my life.’”