Community Leadership

Matt Hayden has always recognized the value of investing in his community.  He has dedicated himself to serving on local boards, often in leadership positions, for organizations that aim to improve the lives of Schuyler County residents, including: 

  • Schuyler County Community Services Board- Board of Directors for 15 years (Chairman)

  • Arc of Schuyler County- Board of Directors for 12 years (Secretary)

  • Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce- Board of Directors for 6 years (Chairman)

  • Schuyler Health Foundation- Board of Directors for 6 years (Chairman)

  • Boy Scouts of America, Five Rivers Council- Executive Board for 2 years

  • Matt was in the inaugural class of Leadership Schuyler from 2001 to 2002


Matt enjoys volunteering his time and skills throughout the community. He is committed to giving back to Schuyler County in any way he can:


  • Watkins - Montour Rotary Club- Member and Volunteer for 13 years

  • CVSA Soccer Coach- 6 Seasons

  • American Red Cross Blood Donor- 36 units donated = 4.5 gallons, thus far

  • Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (formerly SCCUD) - founding member

  • Volunteer lecturer:

    • Schuyler County Youth Court

    • Watkins Glen Central School District

    • NYS Humane Association – Animal Cruelty Seminar – Sponsored by Schuyler County Sheriff Department


Celebrity Fundraising Auctioneer: Watkins-Montour Rotary, Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce, Schuyler Hospital Health Foundation, Cayuga Medical Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County