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Steuben County honors Fred E. Lewis from Howard, former county clerk

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Steuben County legislators will remember the contributions of a former colleague and adopt the county’s first mission statement as part of a packed agenda when they meet at 10 am in regular session Monday at the county Annex, 20 E. Morris. St.

Former member of the Steuben County Board of Supervisors, Fred E. Lewis, R-Howard died Sept. 2 after a lifetime of service to his community and the county. He was 91.

An Erie Railroad employee, local businessman and county Republican Party official, Lewis served as a member of the Board of Supervisors for 16 years, serving as Chairman for four years. He was then elected County Clerk, serving 11 years before retiring at the end of 1995.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (Sept. 24) and the county Legislature is expected to observe a moment of silence and to issue a memoriam noting his many accomplishments and contributions Monday.

The county Legislature also is expected to adopt a mission statement, after months of careful deliberation, outlining their purpose as key elected representatives of the people of Steuben County.

Other agenda items include:

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