This year's recipient of the Israel A. Shapiro Award was recognized in Watertown Thursday night.
Bernie Brown was honored at the Hilton Garden Inn. He's the CEO of Bernier, Carr and Associates in Watertown.
Brown received the award for his contributions to the community.
"I enjoy participating, I enjoy helping," he said.
"I enjoy thinking I can take the resources I have and I can help others -- create something, do something for the betterment of others."
Thursday was the 61st annual presentation of the award. A panel of former Shapiro Award recipients vote for the winner each year.
Saturday, December 10, 2016, Watertown, NY
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