She was honored at a recognition breakfast, held earlier this summer, and hosted annually by the AAA of Western and Central New York.
AAA Western and Central New York and community leaders honored more than 150 adult school crossing guards at an annual recognition breakfast, held earlier this summer at the Italian American Community Center in Gates.
Area crossing guards were honored for their service and dedication to safeguarding the lives of children walking to and from school. Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks addressed the crossing guards, their coordinators, local law enforcement leaders, and elected officials.
Special recognition was given at the event to Ann Boden, of Irondequoit, for 45 years of dedicated traffic safety service as a crossing guard.
AAA also presented special awards to the Towns of Irondequoit and Brighton and the Village of Brockport for their success in AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program. The awards progress from honorable mention to bronze, silver, gold and the highest level, platinum.
Irondequoit received a Gold Award, as did Brighton. The Gold Award goes to communities that implement programs that demonstrate superior effort at addressing local traffic safety issues.
Irondequoit was singled out for its programs that address pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and personal student safety; teen driver education; drug- and alcohol-impaired driving including underage drinking and driving; seatbelt compliance; and aggressive driving and speeding.
More than 150 crossing guards were also recognized at the event for their dedication to traffic safety.