SCOTT MARTELLA WAS A 2012 “CELEBRATE LONG ISLAND’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS” HONOREE AND A STRONG SUPPORTER
OF THE HUNTINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WHO PASSED AWAY TRAGICALLY IN 2016. HE WAS ONLY 29 YEARS OLD.
An individual’s impact on their professional life is as worthwhile as the path they chart for others to follow. Even from a young age,
Scott’s talents were undeniable. In 2008, he became the youngest person ever to be elected to the Smithtown School Board at the age of 22.
There, he helped develop an academically challenging and socially fulfilling environment for the student body. He was a rising star in the
New York State’s political sphere was a dedicated public servant who impacted thousands of lives across Long Island and the state. Scott most
recently served as Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s Director of Communications where he was the spokesman for the county executive
and was responsible for the day-to-day communications operations of the county.
SCOTT LIVED HIS LIFE WITH THE INNATE DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR WORLD FOR THE BETTER,
AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THAT HE COULD NOT DO IT ALONE.
For this purpose, he served as a mentor to so many of us and an incredibly positive influence in our lives. In a metaphor, Scott’s efforts
to better his community, and the example he set while doing it, is the rising tide that raises all ships. It is incumbent upon us to continue his legacy
by acting as individual beacons for this message. It is only apt that we, like Scott, better ourselves by bettering others
and the community which surrounds us.
The Scott Martella Award was started in his honor to recognize those alumni who lead their life with the same enthusiasm, dedication and perseverance.
If you are an alumnus who would like to be considered for this award, please feel free to fill out the below application.
Complete and return this application no later than MARCH 28, 2022