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Volunteer Mediators Earn Certification

Volunteer mediators from the Mediation Center of Dutchess County were certified and recognized at the Center’s Volunteer Appreciation event in May at Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. Eight mediators completed a rigorous, 11 month apprenticeship under the supervision of mentor mediators Mary Mulligan and Barbra Cockerham. Hon. Frank Mora, Poughkeepsie City Court, presented mediators with certificates, congratulating them on their hard work and the valued services they provide to the Court and to the community. The Hon. Raymond Chase, Village of Wappingers Falls, also thanked the volunteers for their commitment to their community. New mediators were joined by veteran mediators, Bill Harrel and William Paskey, both of whom have been volunteers with the Center for more than 30 years. For more information about the Mediation Center’s services call 845-471-7213 or