Beth Steele was the recipient of the seventh annual Eduard Hofbauer Outstanding Service Award for her volunteer efforts at GOHS. During her seven-year tenure on the Board of Trustees, Steele has been a member of the Fund Development Committee and the Auction Committee and since 2015 has been the layout and design editor of GOHS' quarterly newsletter.

Tom Heitz was the recipient of the twentieth annual Albert E. Morris Award for his contributions to local history. For twenty-five years Heitz has presented classes and programs on many areas of local history, including women's suffrage, town ball, and the abolition movement in Otsego County. He has also compiled old newspaper articles and ads into columns of local history for several publications.

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