A member of the Oneida County District Attorney's Office has been presented with the prestigious Robert Morgenthau Award.

Michael Coluzza is the first Assistant District attorney from Oneida County to win the award.

The award was created in honor of of Manhattan's legendary District Attorney, who retired in 2009 after 35 years on the job.

The award is presented each year to four assistant district attorneys from designated regions across the state.

Coluzza has worked for the Oneida County DA's Office for 21 years.