MCT awards Kennedy
By Willie Kiernan
Cazenovia resident Pam Kennedy was recently given the Emily Marshall Champion of Tourism Award, Madison County's highest honor for a person whose extraordinary work greatly impacts the tourism industry.
"Emily Marshall is an icon in Morrisville," Kennedy said. "She started Madison County Tourism."
Kennedy was honored at the MCT annual dinner at the Lincklaen House in Cazenovia Thursday night April 10.
"It's been a terrific organization to be involved with," Kennedy said. "Madison County is a wonderful place to live and work."
Kennedy was honored for her many exceptional years of leadership; she served as an MCT board member for thirteen years, MCT vice-president for six years and as a member of the MCT marketing committee for eight years.
"I did everything I could to get the word out," Kennedy said.
While at Eagle newspapers, Kennedy was able to turn Madison County Tourism from an expense to a profitable entity. She has since left Eagle for a position at WCNY and has recently co-produced her first documentary. Due to her change in workplace and conflicts in schedule, she has stepped away from MCT.
"It was time for somebody to come on board with fresh ideas," Kennedy said. "I did my time and I enjoyed every minute of it."