Scio man honored by Allegany County legislators for community service

A Scio man, who has volunteered in many capacities in Allegany and Steuben County, has been recognized by the Allegany County Board of Legislators for his “contributions toward betterment of the county” and “dedication to community service.”

Jack Emrick of Scio holds proclamation received from the Allegany County Board of Legislators this week for his contributions toward the betterment of Allegany County. He is shown with his wife, Donna.

Jack Emrick, a current and former member of numerous social, volunteer, and service organizations in both counties, including the Arkport Exchange Club, Hornell Rotary Club, former chairman of the Hornell Chamber of Commerce, former director of Hornell Area United Businesses, and a member of Bolivar, Wellsville, and Scio Lions Clubs, was honored this week in what has become a monthly focus on county individuals serving their communities.

Emrick, who was described as “a decades-long servant to Scio” as a member and president of the Scio Fairlawn Cemetery Association, member of the Scio Memorial Library Board, Scio T-Ball and Little League coach, and involved in the Scio Chapter of the Dollars for Scholars program, also has been an active member of both the Scio United Methodist Church and the KonXions Methodist Church for over forty years, serving as chair of its administrative council, trustee, finance committee member, auditor, and frequently as a substitute pastor.

He also has served the on the executive committee of the YMCA of the Southern Tier, director of the Association Board, and currently is chair of the Wellsville YMCA Advisory Committee, along with being a member of the UR Medicine Jones Memorial Hospital Campaign executive committee, spearheading fundraising efforts for the hospital’s renovation and expansion project.