The Huntington Chamber of Commerce will honor Robert M. Scheiner as the 2013 recipient of The John Klaber Memorial Award.
Scheiner, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for H2M Architects & Engineers in Melville, will be recognized for his record of service and devotion to the community.
Scheiner, a Commack resident, joined H2M in 1986 with a primary role of starting an architectural division for the firm. That group now exceeds 50 employees. Previously he was irdector of Community Development & Planning for the Town of Riverhead where, after nine years he was appointed Deputy Supervisor with responsibilities for all construction, and oversight of the Building and Recreation departments and the water and sewer Districts.
Scheiner is vice chairman of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and serves on its Executive, Government Relations, Green/Sustainable, and Huntington Village Parking Improvements committees. A former chair of the Leadership Huntington Foundation and a member of its President’s Advisory Committee, he is also a board member of Vision Long Island and the Community Development Corp. of Long Island. A former chair for that organization, he currently serves on its Corporate Advisory Committee. He is an active member of several business organizations, including Hauppauge Industrial Association, Long Island Association and Action Long Island.
The award is awarded by the Huntington Chamber in recognition of an individual’s devotion to the community. It is given to a citizen, at least 60 years of age, who has a record of distinguished and exceptional voluntary service to the community for 15 years or more and has held key leadership positions with diversified town-wide organizations.
The Klaber Award will be presented at a reception to be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. Klaber’s scrapbook will be presented to the Town of Huntington for preservation in its archives.