GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has recognized Azariah McLymore as the Citizen of the Month Award winner for the month of February. A lifelong Newburgh resident, McLymore, 20, a law school student, was honored for her many contributions and dedication to the City and community.
“What Azariah has accomplished at such a young age is both impressive and inspirational,” Neuhaus said. “Azariah cares deeply about Newburgh and has had a positive impact on the city and its residents in a wide variety of ways. She serves as a role model to her peers. I know that Azariah has a very bright future. We are all proud of her commitment to making Newburgh and Orange County an even better place to live.”
McLymore created the non-profit organization McLymore Foundation in 2016 and has organized a variety of clothing, shoe, and food drives, art and book club meetings, summer scholar sessions, family dances, a community health fair, block parties, and events. She has also worked with her father, Robert McLymore, a Town of Wallkill Police Officer, to create the RDM Ministries Scholarship.
In addition, McLymore is a tutor for the Marist Upward Bound program, assisting students with essay writing, homework and college prep. She has also served as a site supervisor for the Newburgh Boys and Girls Club Summer Youth Initiative. McLymore graduated from the Newburgh Free Academy P-Tech program in 2018 with an Associate’s degree in cybersecurity. She received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brooklyn College in December of 2019.
McLymore is now a law student at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She plans on interning with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office this summer.
“I have been inspired by the needs of my community,” McLymore said. “I always want to be in a position to help Newburgh and contribute to the City. To be recognized by County Executive Neuhaus is humbling and much appreciated. I want to thank him for acknowledging me and the City of Newburgh.”
Neuhaus introduced his Citizen of the Month Award, which acknowledges outstanding Orange County residents, in January of 2017. To nominate someone for the Citizen of the Month Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a letter to “Citizen of the Month” at 255-275 Main Street Goshen, N.Y. 10924. Be sure to include the nominee’s name, hometown, a list of their accomplishments, why you are nominating them and any other pertinent information. Nominees must be from Orange County.