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3 Inducted into Tri Community & Youth Agency Hall of Honor

From Left to Right: Linda Guido, MJ Fitzgerald, Councilwoman Susan A. Berland and Keith Barrett Not Pictured: Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards. Credit: Courtesy Photo
From Left to Right: Linda Guido, MJ Fitzgerald, Councilwoman Susan A. Berland and Keith Barrett Not Pictured: Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Keith Barrett, MJ Fitzgerald and Linda Guido were recently inducted into the Tri Community & Youth Agency Hall of Honor. The agency is a private, not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to supporting the growth and development of youth and their families in Huntington, South Huntington and Cold Spring Harbor.

For more than 40 years, the Tri CYA has provided a broad range of education, recreation, social, cultural, athletic, counseling and advocacy programs. The Tri Community and Youth Agency Hall of Honor pays tribute to individuals who’ve demonstrated their unselfish commitment to young people and to their community.

Councilwoman Susan A. Berland and Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards attended the ceremony, where the inductees were presented proclamations.

“Presenting each of these individuals with proclamations from the Town of Huntington was such a pleasure,” Berland said.

“Each of them has added to the Town of Huntington in their own unique way,” she added. “They are each impressive individuals dedicated to improving their community and I’m proud to call Keith, Linda and MJ my friends.”

Barrett is a lifetime resident of Huntington Station and has shown a devotion to Huntington for many years. Since 2004, Barrett has served as president of the Huntington Station Business Improvement District Committee. His focus is improving the quality of life in Huntington Station and his efforts have been critical in the revitalization of the area. Barrett also co-chairs the Community Organization/Group Development of the Huntington Station Action Coalition and is a committee member of the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Committee representing Leg. William Spencer.

Fitzgerald has been a resident of Huntington for almost 30 years and has been active in the not-for-profit community since she moved into town. As president of the Huntington Community Council, she hosted a bi-lingual information fair in Huntington Station and was vital in the launch of the Huntington Awareness Day Parade and Festival and was a founding member of Huntington Anti-Gang Task Force (CAST). Fitzgerald is a charter member and president of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 4 Mary Robinson, Chairperson of the Community Thrift Shop and president of the Thrift Shop from 2003-2007, president of the Rotary Club of Huntington, the district governor-elect for Rotary International and a board member of The Huntington Arts Council and Moonjumpers. She is also active with both the Huntington and Melville Chambers of Commerce.

Guido is a lifelong resident of Huntington and is currently legislative aide to Leg. William Spencer. She has worked tirelessly for the children of Huntington, having served as a member of the Town of Huntington Youth Bureau Board, the Family Service League Board and the Huntington School Board. Linda was instrumental in implementing and continues to facilitate the Tri CYA’s mentoring program, which has now served more than 50 young people over the five-year period it has been in existence.

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