Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich received the Public Service Award today for his dedication to parks and recreation services at the annual Genesee Valley Recreation and Parks Society Conference and Awards on November 20th, 2015. GVRPS is a professional organization comprised of officials, educators and professionals in the area of parks, recreation and conservation for the Genesee Valley Region of New York. The Public Service Award is given annually to an individual elected or appointed to public office, at any level of government, who has provided unselfish service for at least three years on behalf of the residents in their area in the interest of parks, recreation, conservation and/or community services.
Supervisor Reilich was given this award based upon his long term support of parks and recreation initiatives, dating back to his term as New York State Assemblyman through his work as Supervisor for the Town of Greece. In his time in the Assembly, Mr. Reilich supported several initiatives from park amenities to securing funding for the Pineway Ponds Splash Pad in Ogden.
In his role as Town of Greece Supervisor, Mr. Reilich has worked to update the Parks Master Plan to survey residents as to their priorities of parks amenities. Through the use of the parks trust fund and securing several grants, Supervisor Reilich along with his team cut the ribbon on the largest municipal splash pad in the Western NY region. In addition to these initiatives, Supervisor Reilich has brought back a hugely successful Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Town Hall, secured funding and opened six Pickleball only courts, opened a state of the art entertainment pavilion for outdoor concerts and events, and initiated plans for a new lodge at Braddock Bay State Park.