BATAVIA, NY (12/19/2011)(readMedia)-- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has named local attorney and Genesee Community graduate Benjamin J. Bonarigo, Sr. as a member of the College's Board of Trustees. Mr. Bonarigo will serve a seven-year term.
Mr. Bonarigo holds the A.S. degree from Genesee Community, and is a member of the College's class of 1979. Earlier this year, he was inducted into the College's Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of his professional accomplishments and service to the community. He is also a Cum Laude graduate of the University at Buffalo (1979), and holds the Juris Doctorate degree (1982) from the University at Buffalo. He is a resident of Batavia.
Mr. Bonarigo has practiced law in the community as a self-employed general practice attorney since 1983. He has also served as City of Batavia Law Department Director (2002-2008); Oakfield Village Attorney (2001-2010); and Oakfield Central School District Attorney (2002-2009).
Mr. Bonarigo has a long history of public service. He is currently a member of the Appellate Division, 4th Department Grievance Committee; Secretary of the Genesee County Bar Association; and member of the boards of Batavia Youth Football and Literacy Genesee/Orleans. He is a former member of the Notre Dame High School Board of Trustees and Notre Dame High School Foundation Board of Directors. He is also an active member of numerous community organizations.
The ten-member Genesee Community College Board of Trustees is the governing body of Genesee Community College. Trustees are volunteers. Five members are appointed by the Genesee County Legislature; four by the Governor; and one, a student trustee, selected by the student body.
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