Steuben Prevention Coalition Opioid Committee co-chair Brandon Beuter was named the Bath Rotary Club’s 2020-2021 Citizen of the Year Tuesday (June 28).
An AIM Certified Recovery Peer Advocate and NYS Certified Peer Specialist, Beuter was nominated by former county Assistant District Attorney and committee member Amanda Chafee.
“Nothing would have been possible without the support and help from everyone that’s been on this journey with me!” Beuter said later. “Never did I think I would be working on efforts with people that I have, and never did I ever think I would be anything but an addict. Working with so many amazing people and being able to chair a committee has been one of the biggest honors I have ever had.
“This isn’t an individual award — this is for all of us to share because without all of you none of this would have been possible! Like the plaque says, let’s continue to put ‘service above self’ and let’s continue to shape our community one person at a time.”