Local Army National Guard soldier receives promotion
Jacob Collins, of Rochester, currently serving with the 105th Military Police Company of the New York Army National Guard was recently promoted to the rank of specialist.

Army National Guard promotions are based on performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential.

Resident recognized for 20 years of service
Dianne Brown, of Pittsford, is one of four volunteers recently recognized by Flower City Habitat for Humanity for contributing 20 years toward increasing homeownership and affordable housing to families in Rochester.

Brown is a past board member, committee chair, construction volunteer, member and leader of the Habitat Interfaith Partnership Build Coalition.

The ceremony was held at the Gateway Garden and four new saplings were planted in honor of each volunteer. This city garden is maintained by FCHH, and is the home of the Brian Kimble Memorial Gazebo and the Roger Cross Memorial.

Mary Marowski receives certification
Mary Marowski, Village of Pittsford deputy clerk, was recently awarded certification as a Registered Municipal Clerk by the New York State Association of City and Village Clerks for achieving educational, experience and participatory requirements.
Marowski has held the deputy clerk position for 17 years, and has been a member of the New York State Association of City and Village Clerks for 16 years.
The certification program aids municipal clerks and deputy clerks in improving job performance and recognizes the professionalism of the Municipal Clerk’s Office. Qualifications of applicants are reviewed and approved by the NYSACVC Registered Municipal Clerk Certification Committee.

Karpus names Steven Reynolds assistant vice president
Steven Reynolds recently joined Karpus Investment Management as an assistant vice president, relationship manager. Reynolds has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Reynolds previously worked at an alternative investment firm that specialized in private real estate and structured credit strategies; and with registered investment advisors at Schwab Institutional.

Reynolds is a graduate of the University of Maine.