Eastern Contractors Association, Inc.'s Annual Reception was held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, New York. The cocktail and buffet reception gave us an excellent opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones. Everyone seemed to enjoy the atmosphere. Our thanks to the staff of Saratoga National for their hospitality. A good time was had by all! Click here for photos! During the Annual Meeting portion of the evening, ECA's President and CEO Todd Helfrich reported that the association is performing in a positive manner financially and meeting its income and budgeted expense goals. He went on to highlight various programs of the association and announced our current membership, at nearly 300, is the highest total in 30+ years. Chairman Dick Oliver also thanked out-going Board members Lew Houghtaling, Sam Greco and Peter Campito for their years of service to the organization. The highlight of the evening featured the presentation of this year's Special Recognition Award honoring Kevin Garrity. Kevin has been an active leader with Eastern Contractors Association for nearly 20 years. He first joined ECA's Board of Directors in 2000 and has also served as the organization's Membership Committee Chairman (a position he currently holds) for almost a decade. He is one of the first to volunteer and assist the association whenever asked, and those who know him understand the contributions he makes to the entire industry. Along with his support of ECA, Kevin has also served on the Board of Directors of the General Building Contractors of New York State (GBC), now the AGC of New York State, and is a past President of the Northeast Subcontractors Association (NESCA). He is a past National Director of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and past Chairman of the Government Relations Committee for the NASBP. Kevin is a 1979 Graduate of the State University of New York College at Cortland with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He also attended the School of Irish Studies in Dublin Ireland. Kevin is a former elected member of the Board of Trustees for the Village of Voorheesville and is a current member of the Village Planning Board. Kevin and his wife, Mary, reside in Voorheesville, and have two children.