Byrne Receives Community Champion Award from The Irish Echo

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) joined 39 other honorees to participate in the Irish Echo's 40 Under 40 transatlantic virtual awards ceremony. This recognition is for 40 Irish and Irish Americans who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of 40.

In addition to being honored as part of the Irish Echo's 40 Under 40, Byrne was bestowed with the additional honor of receiving the Irish Echo's Community Champion Award, sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians National President Danny O'Connell.

“It is an honor to be not only included in the Irish Echo’s 40 Under 40 but to also receive the Community Champion Award,” said Byrne. “My Irish heritage is something I have never been shy about. I am incredibly proud to be Irish. I have been a proud member of the American Irish Legislators Society of New York State, Emeralds of Putnam County, Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Putnam County, and as a bagpiper, a founding member of the Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Pipe Band. I’d like to thank the Irish Echo and the Ancient Order of Hibernians for sponsoring this incredible award. I’d also like to thank my fellow 40 Under 40 for all their hard work and dedication in their respective industries.”

Founded in 1928, The Irish Echo is the largest circulation within the Irish American weekly newspaper, with a 50-state subscription base.

A clip from the virtual ceremony may be viewed HERE