NORWICH, N.Y. – To ensure community safety during the ongoing public health crisis, this year’s annual meeting of the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) will be held virtually on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Also this year, the CCHS Board of Trustees will be elected via mail-in ballot only. Ballots are being mailed to each member household the first week of November. To ensure that all votes are counted, members are asked to complete and return the ballot in the envelope provided no later than noon on Nov. 17. (A postmark of Nov. 14 is suggested for timely delivery.)

Three incumbent and one new candidate are up for consideration to each serve one 3-year term on the Board of Trustees. Luke Halberg, assistant branch manager at the New Berlin NBT Bank; Peter (Van) Mason, Town of Preston historian and retired educator; and Dan O’Reilly, project engineer at Principle Design Engineering, plan to continue their service to the organization. Trustee hopeful Laura Parker, principal law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. McBride, hopes to bring her expertise to the governance of the historical society as well.

Those with questions regarding this year’s CCHS virtual annual meeting or current membership status should send an e-mail to info@ChenangoHistorical.org.

First established in 1939, CCHS is the primary organization dedicated to actively and comprehensively preserving the history of Chenango County. The organization celebrates local culture – unique traditions, noteworthy residents, and unusual stories of the region.