LOPEZ AND AMEDORE PASS LEGISLATION TO HONOR JUSTINE L. HOMMEL
Recently, Assemblyman Pete Lopez and Sen. George Amedore passed legislation to memorialize the life and work of Justine L. Hommel by renaming a portion of State Route 23A in the towns of Catskill and Hunter in Greene County as the “Justine L. Hommel Memorial Highway.”
“Justine spent her life embracing the natural beauty and rich history of the Catskill Mountains,” said Assemblyman Lopez. “Her greatest joy was to help preserve our rich heritage and share it with others. All of us mourned her passing in 2016 and have since looked for a way to offer a lasting tribute to her life of service to the Greene County Community.”
“Justine’s work touched the lives of everyone in Greene County,” said Sen. George Amedore. “This four-and-a-half mile stretch of highway within the Rip Van Winkle Scenic Byway will serve as a lasting reminder of her passion and dedication to the Catskill Region.”
A lifelong resident of Haines Falls, Justine L. Hommel was the co-founder of the Mountain Top Historical Society and served as its president for more than 30 years. She has also been published in multiple magazines and journals. Justine has been honored and awarded many times for her contributions to the Catskills and the Hudson Valley.
A formal dedication ceremony and installation of memorial signage will follow once the governor signs the legislation.