Valerie Laudato Named Washingtonville Citizen Of The Year
Valerie Laudato was honored with the village’s 2017 Citizen of the Year award for her donated time and skill as a graphic designer in creating the village’s new logo and letterhead stationery as well as the logo for Placemaking and all of its posters and flyers including the Farmers Market, The Lot, and the newest Witchingtonville poster. Laudato, an independent graphic designer with many years experience, has the ability to understand a concept and execute and present a multi-faceted design in a speedy
fashion, Mayor Joe Bucco said as he presented Laudato with her plaque during the village work session of Oct. 2.
She also designed the flyers for the Beautification Committee’s scarecrow and decorate the village events, as well as community day and all the social media graphics to promote events in the village. “Nothing life
saving,” Laudato said, “just graphic design free for the organizations mentioned. I really enjoy doing it!”