Courtesy photo Kyle Smith and Vice Admiral Dirk Debbink present Livingston County Clerk James Culbertson with the 2012 Boy Power Citizen of the Year Award.
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Culbertson earns ‘Boypower Award’
The Iroquois Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, selected Livingston County Clerk James Culbertson as the 2012 honoree to receive the Boypower Dinner Citizen of the Year. The award recognizes community service and commitment to the successes of both local businesses and charitable organizations.
One honoree is selected from each of the five counties in the Iroquois Trail region, which include Livingston, Wyoming, Genesee, Orleans and Niagara. Culbertson received the award at a dinner banquet for all of the honorees, held May 23 at Genesee Community College.
Over 300 local business and community leaders from throughout the Iroquois Trail Council attended.
“I was totally surprised by the selection of me by Scouting. I am also very humbled. Scouting played a big role in my younger years as I was in Scouting into my teenage years. My parents were both involved in Scouting as I was and as I look back on this I can see the wisdom of my parents involving me,” Culbertson commented.
Culbertson has served as Livingston County’s Clerk for 13 years. The county clerk’s duties are varied and include management of land records, two motor vehicle offices, and numerous public records and civil actions. During his tenure Culbertson has streamlined the functions of the office through technology.
The clerk is a life-long resident of Livingston County and a former supervisor of the Town of Sparta and the Livingston County Board of Supervisors.
He has been very active in his hometown of Dansville, including serving as president of the Dansville Economic Development Corporation, he also chaired the Clara Barton Chapter of the American Red Cross, was a past president of the Dansville Rotary Club, a member of the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and the GCC Dansville Campus Board of Directors.
Culbertson’s community service has earned him numerous recognitions including being named the 2006 Dansville Citizen of the Year, the 2007 Red Cross Founders Award, the 2009 Recipient of Clerk of the NYS Clerk of the Year Award and the 2010 prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
He and his wife Linda reside in the Town of Sparta. They have three daughters, one grandson, five granddaughters and one great granddaughter.