The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues will host a program featuring the six Chautauqua County Executives which have served since the county adopted this form of government in 1975. Robert H. Jackson Center President and CEO Susan Moran Murphy made the announcement.
The Tuesday, May 30, 2017 event begins at 5:00pm with a reception followed by a 6:00pm group interview conducted by Jackson Center co-founder and board member, attorney Gregory L. Peterson. This rare opportunity to hear from each of the six individuals who have served as the county’s chief executive, will explore how the County Executive position has evolved over the past 42 years, its challenges and rewards, and the benefits and pitfalls of this form of governance. Admission is free, the public is welcome, and donations are encouraged. Seating in the theatre is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our featured guests served as Chautauqua County Executive for the following terms: the Hon. Joseph Gerace served January 1, 1975 – May 10, 1983; John A. Glenzer served November 25, 1983 – December 31, 1989; Andrew W. Goodell served January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1997; Mark W. Thomas served January 1, 1998 – December 31, 2005; Gregory J. Edwards served January 1, 2006 – November 15, 2013; and Vincent W. Horrigan began his current term in January 1, 2014. This event is made possible, in part, through the generosity of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency and Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.