State Senator Tom O’Mara will honor Carmella Hoffman, owner and operator of Sunset View Creamery in Odessa, as his 2017 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” Hoffman will represent O’Mara’s 58th District at the Senate’s 19th Annual “Women of Distinction” awards ceremony in Albany Tuesday. Carmella and her husband, Ron, operate the 415-acre Hoffman Dairy in Schuyler County. Carmella has built the farm’s Sunset View Creamery from the ground up since 2004. She spoke to us about receiving the honor.
Hoffman was nominated for this year’s tribute by her daughter, Christina, who submitted the nomination on behalf of herself and Hoffman’s three other children. Carmella said she is blown away by what her children did.
Hoffman also serves as the Town Clerk/Collector and Court Clerk for the Town of Catharine, thereby continuing her lifelong commitment to civic and community service. She has selflessly devoted her hard work, leadership and time to numerous groups, causes and organizations, including the Odessa Fire Department, Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts and 4-H.