WFL Announces Cathy Corby Gardner as the Winner of the WFL 2017 Chapter Service Award

Cathy was born and raised on a small family diary farm in Pittsford and is the oldest of three children.

Cathy graduated from the University of Rochester and spent her early career working in the family commodity bean and grain business.She later became interested in banking, eventually rising to Vice President Regional Manager of Goldome.Cathy’s passion for managing and developing others and for sales led her to the position of Advertising Manager for Wolfe, which became Messenger Wolfe Newspapers.

In 1991 Cathy and her husband Marty purchased a farm home in Lima New York where they currently reside.The farm house from the early 1900’s era was modernized; but sits on the original foundation from 1786.They own approximately 250 acres of agriculture land and about 50 acres of forested land.

Cathy has always been very involved in the community.She is currently an elected member of the Lima Town Board and serves as Chairperson of the Livingston County Community Initiatives Council.Cathy is also an active board member of the Genesee Valley Conservancy

Her many interests include agriculture, nature, wildlife, habitat maintenance and restoration including plantings of native species.These interests led her to the path of NYFOA in 2010. She has been secretary of the Western Finger Lakes Chapter for the past six years.Cathy has always gone above and beyond to keep things running smoothly for the chapter.

The Western Finger Lakes Chapter of NYFOA would like to thank Cathy for her contributions and her excellent job as secretary.


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