Lt. Governor Robert Duffy was the keynote speaker at the Genesis Group's 14th annual Meeting and Luncheon at Danielle's in New Hartford on Thursday.

Duffy was honored by the Genesis Group for his service to New York state and the Mohawk Valley Region.

Duffy says the Mohawk Valley holds a special place in his heart.

Duffy will leave office at the end of the year after four years as Governor Andrew Cuomo's Lt. Governor.

Congressman Richard Hanna, Senator Charles Schumer and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente also attended today's event.