Awards and Recognition

In June of 2013 Lexington received its first four-year CQL Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation from The Council on Quality and Leadership. This award confirmed that we share CQL’s vision for person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services. In 2018 and in 2022, Lexington received from CQL a designation of Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation, With Distinction, by meeting the very highest standards in human services that transform supports and people’s lives. Lexington was the first agency of its kind in New York State, and is only one of 12 agencies worldwide to earn that designation.

The Albany Times Union selected Lexington as one of its Top Workplaces in 2022.  That same year, we received a special “Meaningful Award” because of employee comments on the Workplace Awards survey about how their work makes them feel that they are part of something meaningful.  Lexington also received the Times Union’s #1 Large Workplace in the Capital Region in 2014.  These Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback gathered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading organizational health and employee engagement research firm.

In 2017, we were named one of the 24 top large workplaces in all of New York State by The Best Companies to Work for in New York State, a distinctive program that evaluates and ranks the best places of employment based on employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies.

Lexington and its Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts were honored to be the recipients of the
Edward L. Wilkinson Industry of the Year Award from the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The Edward L. Wilkinson Industry of the Year Award is given to a Chamber member business or industry that has made a positive contribution to the economic growth and well-being of our region as well as extraordinary support and/or participation of Chamber programs. In memory of Edward L. Wilkinson, a prominent attorney and economic development leader, who was a strong believer in the potential of our region.

The Schoharie County Chamber’s business members, and the public in Schoharie County, voted Lexington as its 2023 People’s Choice Award recipient and was presented with the award at its Annual Dinner in May of that year.  The award recognizes a business in Schoharie County that has been successful in community involvement and advancement of the quality of life. The award represents the business that has given tangible and intangible support to other local organizations or businesses. 

FLAME The Band was the recipient of a 2000-2020 National Honor from the National Historic Recognition Project.  The Project is a collaboration of a dozen national and regional organizations that recognized the key groups and individuals who contributed to the transformation of the field of intellectual and developmental disability within the U.S. over 20 years.  Read more here.