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William Gerlach, president and CEO of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, has been named the 2023 Distinguis­hed Citizen of the Year by the Columbia County Associatio­n in the City of New York. The associatio­n was founded in 1902 as a vehicle for county natives who had relocated to New York in search of careers to reconnect with one another and support charitable causes.

SUNY Empire State will celebrate the inaugurati­on of Lisa Vollendorf as SUNY Empire State’s sixth president at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Saratoga Hilton Ballroom, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. She began her tenure as president of SUNY Empire State July 1.

SCHENECTAD­Y — Lynkwell, a provider of electric-vehicle charging network solutions, said Vice President of Operations Tanya Perrault will be a featured speaker at the Electric Vehicle Charging Summit and Expo running March 29-31 in Las Vegas.

She wants to discuss federal incentives given in the National Electric Vehicle Infrastruc­ture Formula Program, which hopes to fund up to 80 percent of costs for those looking to install chargers near major national highways.

The Northeast Woodworker­s Associatio­n celebrates 30 years of presenting its shows on Saturday and Sunday at the Saratoga Springs City Center at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $15. Children younger than 12 are admitted free.

Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and Saratoga Springs Public Library launch their spring Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, open to the public, from noon to 1 p.m. at the library on Henry Street. Programs: The Lakehouses at Saratoga Lake on April 13, Spa State Park on May 11 and The Legacy of Urban Renewal in Saratoga Springs on June 8. Details: www.saratogasp­ringsvisit­

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