In 2013, Matt was awarded the New York State Prosecutor of the Year, an award which is given to only one prosecutor in New York State annually.  It recognizes the highest level of integrity, ethics, skill and experience in the courtroom.  


The Watkins-Montour Rotary club has recognized his service above self by awarding him a Paul Harris Fellow.  


Matt is also extremely proud of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 18 – Park Church.


Matt Hayden is a graduate of: 

  • Maine School of Law, Portland, ME; Juris Doctor, 2001

  • Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; Bachelor of Arts, 1996, Major in Geology