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Community Leader and Advocate for Young People, Barbi Neumann-Marty, to Receive 2023 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award

Community Leader and Advocate for Young People,
Barbi Neumann-Marty, to Receive
2023 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award
South Fallsburg, NY – October 22, 2023 – The SYDA Foundation has announced that Barbi Neumann-Marty of Parksville, New York, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award. This prestigious award includes a certificate of merit for outstanding service to the Sullivan County community and a monetary gift of $6,000 to be distributed by the recipient to the charities of their choice.

Since 1986, the SYDA Foundation has sponsored this annual award to recognize and honor local citizens for outstanding community service. The selection committee, comprised of past award recipients and local civic leaders, chose Barbi Neumann-Marty to receive this year’s award in recognition of her tireless service in the areas of youth advocacy and mentorship, support of community members in need, and rescuing neglected and abused animals in Sullivan County.

Barbi was born and raised in Sullivan County and attended the Tri-Valley Central School District. She earned a degree in early childhood education from Sullivan County Community College and a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Saint Mary College. She worked for the Monticello School District for ten years.Barbi is currently the Senior Unit Director of the Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Club, which serves north Orange and Sullivan counties. In this role, Barbi helps children and youth navigate the challenges of transitioning into adulthood by providing a supportive after-school environment. Barbi is passionate about guiding young people to explore their options after graduating high school, often providing resources and mentoring.

Barbi also works as a community provider for the Liberty, New York branch of the Children’s Home of Wyoming. She facilitates access to mental health services and teaches coping and emotional processing skills, social skills, conflict resolution, and life skills to children in need. She does this in part by encouraging them to offer community service themselves.

Barbi is an active volunteer in the community and has been a member of the Liberty Rotary Club for over fourteen years, often organizing efforts to help neighbors in need. She is also a board member at Catskill Animal Rescue, which takes care of unwanted, abused, and neglected animals.
Barbi lives in Parksville, New York, with her husband, Dan, and two daughters, Dianna and Sofia, who have embraced the family value of service and are active volunteers themselves.

The SYDA Foundation Community Service Award presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 15, at 1 pm the Sullivan County Government Center, Legislative Meeting Room at 100 North Street, Monticello, NY 12701 and will be simultaneously live streamed. Everyone is warmly invited to attend.

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