Every year Oneonta’s Commission on Community Relations and Human Rights hands out Trailblazer awards to women in the Oneonta community for their outstanding contributions to the community through their profession and/or professional organization, or as a community volunteer. This year's winners are Kelly Ames and Carol Mandigo.

Ames is active in social service organizations, including serving on the Family Service Association board.  Mandigo, a LEAF(Leatherstocking Education on Alcoholism/Addictions Foundation) Prevention Specialist, is also a muralist and a leader of the First Night Oneonta organization.

These women will be recognized by Acting Mayor Gary Herzig at a reception at Oneonta’s City Hall on April 2 at 6:15 p.m (before the Common Council meeting).

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