At the TMC Annual Meeting October 22, 2013, Justin Batoff, Doug Behrens, Frank Durkee, Emily Emerick and Ned Grassi were elected to the Board of Directors.
The Sergeant Murphy Land Preservation Award for 2013 was presented to Ralph Rigger and his late wife Rebecca, well known in the local and wider community for their tireless energy and dedication to civic duty and responsibility. Their hands on support of many worthy causes as well as their active participation in political and regulatory processes that influence our lives have been remarkable. The Manor Area as benefited in countless ways from their interest in rural preservation and land conservation. Since moving to Hess Road in 1955, they have seen changes and challenges to the rural community of the Manor and their leadership and commitment to the heritage and environment here is hard to match. They took the time to be informed, inform others, and be present when others stayed home, displaying the best of community activism and constructive and positive citizen engagement.