Upper West Side CERT

UWS CERT Team Member Zachary Strauss Is NY1 Person of the Week

UWS CERT Volunteers
Zachary Strauss (2nd left) with fellow UWS CERT team members Richard Goodwin, Nan Canter, Ian Alterman, and Chris Farmer at a 2009 street fair

We think our UWS CERT citizen volunteers are pretty special, but occasionally even we are impressed by the dedication of some. Zack Strauss is a case in point.

One of our most active members, Zack also finds time to volunteer for the U.S. Coast Guard. This weekend, NY1 recognized him for his outstanding community spirit by naming him New Yorker of the Week.

Watch the video on NY1.

| More


  1. Linda Lopez
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Hey, Zach, that was a great piece NY1 did on you. Congratulations!

  2. Ian
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Zach – It may sound cliche, but it really could not have happened to a nicer, more deserving person. Congrats and Bravo!

  3. Dan Demichelis
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Zach – Congratulations. I haven’t seen the NY1 piece but it’s always nice to be recognized for your contributions.


  4. Christopher
    Posted August 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I saw you on this NYer of the week thing on channel #1,and you did GREAT Job! Nice communication skills in front of the camera Zach. I love to see people get recognition, especially the ones that deserve it.

  5. Jacqui Sturgess LtCol CAP
    Posted September 11, 2010 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Congratulatons Zach! Hope to see you and the rest of the team soon!