Read the proclaimation from the Allegany County Legislature
From the Allegany County Legislature, pictured is Mr and Mrs. Rick Gould
The Allegany County Legislature has recognized Rick Gould of Bolivar for his extraordinary contributions to the Bolivar and Richburg communities.
Gould currently serves as Superintendent of the Town of Bolivar, a position he has held for twenty-one years, and is a member the Bolivar-Richburg Water Board. He previously served on the Bolivar Village Board for six years.
In addition to his municipal work, Mr. Gould is a current Board Member and former Treasurer and Past-President of the Bolivar Lions Club, an organization that he has served with for over thirty years. For his contributions, he has been recognized with the Robert J. Uplinger Award, which honors those individuals who provide significant service to their Club, District, or community.
Gould was a 1980 graduate of Bolivar-Richburg Central School. He excelled in both academics and athletics. In his senior year, Gould was named to the Tri-County All-Star Football Team and was a Section V Wrestling Champion. He continued to wrestle at Alfred State College and qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships.
In business, Gould has been employed by Klein Cutlery (formerly Heritage Cutlery) since 2003 as both Vice-President and Business Unity Manager. In those capacities, he has overseen numerous business improvements and expansions to the largest manufacturer of hot-forged scissors and shears in the United States.
In remarks following the recognition, Gould said, “I was honored to be considered for this. I do these things without looking for any gratitude, but it is an honor.”
“I’m glad that I can do what I do,” he continued. “There are many people in our community (that serve) and could be up here today, but thank you for this recognition.”