HUDSON, N.Y. – For their contributions to Columbia and Greene counties and beyond, Elena Mosley and Gregory Mosely have each been honored with the 2018 Columbia-Greene Community College President’s Award for Community Leadership.
C-GCC President James R. Campion recognized the Mosleys at the annual President’s Community Breakfast held recently in the HRBT Foundation Student Dining Hall on campus, along with several legislators and community leaders including Assembly-member Didi Barrett (D-106th); state Sen. Kathleen Marchione (R-43rd), represented by Legislative Aide Bob LaPorta; Congressman John Faso (R-19th), represented by Deputy District Director Ann Mueller, and state Assemblyman Chris Tague (R-102nd).
Elena Mosley was recognized for her extensive community activism, which includes work in the areas of heath care, education, youth development, and the arts. A graduate of New York University, she’s the founder of Kuumba Dance & Drum, an African-influenced music and dance outfit, and is a long-time member of the New York State DanceForce, which performs often in Columbia County.
Mosley has also served on several community boards including Columbia County NAACP, the Hudson Boys and Girls Club, the Hudson Opera House, and the Columbia County Council on the Arts, to name a few, and has served alongside her husband, fellow award-recipient Gregory Mosley, as the executive director of Operation Unite, an education and cultural arts center serving youth in Columbia and Greene counties, for the last 26 years.
Gregory Mosley, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Military Police and a retired New York State Trooper, founded Operation Unite in 1992 with Elena, and serves as its president. He also designed and directed the Law Enforcement Diversity initiative program (LEDI) to assist minorities and women pursuing careers in law enforcement, and is the co-founder of The Second Act Thrift Shop in Hudson, N.Y., and of the Columbia County Board of Ethics.
The Mosleys reside in Clavarack, N.Y., and have three children – GlenPaul, Tristin, and Emel, and three grandchildren: Noah, Annalise, and Madeline.
Photo Caption: Elena Mosley and Gregory Mosley were each honored with the President's Award for Community Leadership at Columbia-Greene Community College recently. Pictured from left to right are: C-GCC President James R. Campion; Donna Lynk; Assembly-member Didi Barrett; fellow award receipient Terry McGee Ward; Assemblyman Chris Tague; Deputy District Director Ann Mueller representing Congressman John Faso, and Legislative Aide Bob LaPorta representing state Sen. Kathleen Marchione.