ALBANY – A section of Route 23 in the towns of Ashland and Windham
are going to be named as “Wayne C. Speenburgh Memorial Highway”
in memory of the public servant.
The bill, sponsored by Senator George Amedore and Assemblyman Peter Lopez,
was signed into law by the governor.
Speenburgh died after a long illness on September 17, 2015 at age 71.
He served as postmaster of the Coxsackie Post Office from 1970 to 2000.
He was elected to the county legislature in 2004 and was elected chairman
in 2007, a position he held until his illness caused him to step down.
“Wayne touched the lives of so many and dedicated his life to improving
the quality of life for his neighbors throughout Greene County,”
Speenburgh’s “commitment and connection to the people of Greene
County was something he proved every day,” said Lopez. “Wayne’s
energies and passion moved him to extraordinary efforts to support the
community, and was clearly demonstrated as he helped his neighbors respond
to and recover from the devastation of Hurricane and Irene and Tropical
Storm Lee. All of us are proud of Wayne and his legacy.”