Niagara County Gives out Beacon of Hope Awards to Health Department Leadership

NIAGARA COUNTY – The Niagara County Legislature returned to meeting in person yesterday and acknowledged the leadership team of the Niagara County Health Department (NCDOH) for their tremendous efforts in leading the county through the pandemic.

Legislator Jesse Gooch presented a resolution that was adopted by the Legislature honoring the entire NCDOH and Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh recognized the Beacon of Hope Award to the NCDOH leadership team.

Chairman Wydysh read aloud the award inscription, “This award recognizes that, during the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, through your selfless dedication to your job, tireless hard work, commitment to serving others and your unique talents, you were not only essential to Niagara County, you were a Beacon of Hope to your fellow residents.”

FEATURE PHOTO (Left to Right): Chairman Becky Wydysh; Elise Pignatora, Director of Public Health Planning and Emergency Preparedness; Vicki Pearson, Deputy Public Health Director and Director of Financial Operations; Laurie Schoenfeldt, Director of Nursing Services; and Daniel J. Stapleton, Public Health Director.