District Governor 2017 - 2018
Don & Ruth Milton
Don joined the Penfield Rotary Club in 1977. He served as its President in 2009. Don is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Rotary Benefactor. He was President of Monroe Country Rotary Special Needs Camp Haccamo. Don has one daughter, Andrea and son-in-law Karl, a Paul Harris Hellow and two grandchildren.
A faculty member at SUNY - Empire State College's School of Business, Don served as a majority leader of the Monroe County legislature, retired Commissioner of Public Works and Deputy Supervisor of the Tow of Irondequoit and past trustee of Monroe CVommunity College. Owner of a real estate and development company, was Director and President of the New York Association of Realtors and past chair of the Family First Federal Credit Union in Rochester, New York.
Don is recipient of a number of awards and honors including the REALTOR of the Year Award; the National Association of REALTORS Government Affairs Award; the State University of New York's Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the 2015 recipient of Rochester Rotary's "Building Bridges Award."
Don's life partner, Ruth, a member of the Fairport Rotary Club was President in 2007, a Paul Harris Fellow and Director of Camp Haccamo. Ruth has two grown sons, three grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Residing in Penfieldd, they enjoy travilling, cooking and spending time in Florida and their cottage on Oneida Lake.