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The Legislature recognized Tyler Romer of Trumansburg as the latest Tompkins County Distinguished Youth. Nominated by John Ullberg, Tyler was recognized for initiating his Eagle Scout project responding to parents’ safety concerns and supervising the design and construction of a fence to separate the Mini Village playground in the center of Trumansburg from an adjoining parking lot.
Ullberg noted that the project required Tyler to coordinate the views of many people, to listen and sort out options, to learn about materials and construction techniques, as well as assembling a team and doing fund-raising, as well as learning how to successfully complete a complex task in a group environment—resulting in a project that not only did the intended job, but also forged many personal connections and contributed to a wonderful sense of community. The Distinguished Youth Award is cosponsored by Specialty Trophy and Awards, Bangs Ambulance Service, Purity Ice Cream, and Cayuga Radio Group.