Michael Papp, owner and operator of West Canada Creek Campsites in Poland, N.Y.,  was honored by Campground Owners of New York (CONY) with the Chairman’s Award, according to a news release.

The award was presented during the CONY’s 46th Annual Conference and Trade Show  held at the Kaatskill Mountain Resort in Hunter, N.Y. 

Papp was selected for the Chairman’s Award by CONY Chairman Scott Sherwood for his leadership and diligence in steering CONY through a year-long strategic planning effort. Papp serves as 3rd vice chairman on CONY’s board.   

In choosing the recipient, Sherwood felt that Papp deserved the award for ”is many extra hours devoted to managing and analyzing data, and encouraging participation from fellow board members during this intensive period of re-organization and forward movement for CONY. These extra efforts were in addition to running a campground business and raising his two sons with his wife Sandy.”

According to Donald G. Bennett Jr., CONY president and CEO, Papp’s efforts have lead to several positive outcomes for CONY.

”Thanks to Mike’s enthusiasm and hard work, we now have an improved corporate identity with a new CONY logo, well-crafted mission and vision statements for the association, and a re-organization of our committee structure that has already had positive affects on our board’s functionality after only one meeting.” 

CONY is an association dedicated to the promotion, growth, improvement and development of privately owned campgrounds in New York state. More information about the association and its campgrounds – including a free camping directory – is available at www.nycampgrounds.com.