Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer was recently on hand in Babylon Village to
recognize the 2016 Nathaniel Conklin Award for Volunteerism winner, Dr.
Christopher Proto. Dr. Proto, who owns a dental practice in the Village, has
been an active member of the local community for many years, serving in roles
with the Babylon Rotary Club, the Babylon Community Scholarship Fund, the
Historic Fountain Reconstruction Project, and the Nathaniel Conklin Restoration
Fund. Dr. Proto is currently the co-chair of the Babylon Bayman Statue Steering
Committee, which was established to celebrate Babylon’s waterfront heritage; the
committee is currently raising money for a statue of a clammer to be installed
on Main Street in Babylon Village.
Schaffer congratulated Dr. Proto on his award and thanked him for his years of
service to the Babylon community.
from left to right are New York State Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, Babylon
Village Trustee Mary Adams, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, Babylon
Village Mayor Ralph Scordino, Dr. Christopher Proto, Babylon Village Deputy
Mayor Kevin Muldowney, Babylon Village Trustee Debbie Basile, Supervisor
Schaffer, New York State Regional Parks Director Wayne Horsley, and Babylon
Village Trustee Tony Davida.