Arlene Sitterly ranks among the most successful Realtors
in the capital area of New York State. In the beginning
her interest in real estate grew from employment in an
insurance brokerage. Shortly after this initial
experience, Mrs. Sitterly opened her own business which
has held a prominent place in the real estate community
for over four decades.
Mrs. Sitterly’s concern for
people, her humility and willingness to serve the public
has led to a significant list of accolades and awards.
Mrs. Sitterly, during her career, has been recognized by
a host of legislators, both U. S. and state senators, as
well as New York Governors Cuomo and Rockefeller. Mrs.
Sitterly led efforts to establish the local community
college and is an honorary member of the College
Mrs. Sitterly’s roll in urban
renewal led to the Johnstown Main Street Park — her
service as President of the County Economic Development
Corporation and Industrial Development Agency resulted
in plaudits for her insight and vision, which resulted
in the establishment of the industrial parks. Mrs.
Sitterly is the first woman ever elected as president of
the State Association of Realtors, and the first woman
to receive the Realtor of the Year from this
20,000-member organization. Other recognitions include
the Chamber of Commerce “Jenny” and Ambassador of the
Year award. The county Bar Association selected Mr.
Sitterly as the Liberty Bell recipient in recognition
for her community service. In 1994, Governor Mario Cuomo
named Mrs. Sitterly as “Woman of Distinction” and in
2000 state Senator Farley named Mrs. Sitterly as “Woman