Sandra Hamilton has been named Citizen of the Year for 2022 by the Sodus Chamber of Commerce. Hamilton is a lifelong resident of the Village of Sodus and has spent much of her retirement volunteering in the community. After retiring from teaching high school English in 2009, Hamilton continued to substitute teach for six years in Gananda, where she had taught for 30 years. She then became more involved in her local community and began volunteering at the Sodus Community Library, eventually becoming president of the Friends of the Library group.
Hamilton has also been involved in the Sodus United Third Methodist Church, serving as a weekly liturgist and helping with the second-hand thrift store during the summer Sodus Farmers’ Market. She has served on the planning board and as a village trustee since 2016, and she is currently on the Climate Smart Task Force. Hamilton has also been involved with the Sodus Chamber of Commerce and the Harvest Fest committee, serving as vice president.
In addition, Hamilton is passionate about local history and helped to found the Town of Sodus Historical Society in 2015, serving as its first president. She has also helped with the Wayne County Bicentennial project, proofreading the Bicentennial book Voices of Wayne County and serving on the committee that designed the 40-page Bicentennial supplement. Hamilton’s contributions to her community have been numerous and varied, and she is a well-deserving recipient of the Citizen of the Year award.
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