UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Arthur M. Katz, president of Knockout Pest Control, will be honored by the John J. Byrne Community Center at its inaugural “Long Island Outstanding Advocate for Children and Youth Awards Reception Benefit” on Sept. 13.
The awards reception will honor 25 worthy advocates who have demonstrated a commitment for the betterment of our children. “We are most pleased to join the Uniondale community and to support such a worthy organization such as the John J. Byrne Community Center in its goal to recognize top advocates for children and youth,” said Jeffrey D. Forchelli, managing partner, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, Cohn, & Terrana LLP.
Katz is is past president of the New York State Pest Management Association and is a past board member of the National Pest Management Association. Most recently, Knockout donated over $20,000 worth of termite prevention and protection to Nassau County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums for use at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Also, Katz was appointed by District Attorney Kathleen Rice to the Nassau County Task Force on Bed Bugs in the spring of 2011.
The mission of John J. Byrne Community Center is to improve the quality of community and family life by creating and maintaining an intergenerational, multicultural, full-service community center that provides social, health, recreational, cultural and educational opportunities for all.