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Meredith Leland Getchonis '77 has been named as village trustee for the Village of Hamilton, the Madison County Courier reported on May 31. The website noted that Getchonis, a conservationist and historic preservationist,  artist, and teacher, is also "a native Hamiltonian, a direct descendant of the first family to settle permanently in this area." After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colgate, and an master of arts from New York University, Getchonis returned to Hamilton where she received a Central New York Arts Council Decentralization Grant for her Mad Writers’ Performance Poetry series and appointed by then-Mayor Charles Naef as chair of the Hamilton Arts and Entertainment Committee. Read the full article here.