New logo placed at city building

Plaque dedicated in memory of local man

CORTLAND — A new logo has been placed above the entrance of city hall dedicated in memory of a local man who worked for the city and was a local artist.

The family of Jarrett Hutton joined city officials, city workers and members of the Cortland Beautification Committee for a dedication of the new logo.

Hutton died this summer at age 32.

The logo, which appears on city letterheads, business cards, website and other city communication, was designed by Mecca resident Tracy Omerzo. On the logo are images of Cortland, including a clock, rose and the gazebo.

Flo Hutton of Cortland said her grandson Jarrett had suggested doing something with the city’s old logo.

“He suggested we make a plaque and put it up at city hall where everyone can see it. This has been two to three years ago when we talked about this,” said Hutton.

Mayor Jim Woofter said Omerzo runs her own graphic design business and a couple of years ago was asked to design a logo with images of the city, which the city has been using.

“We hired her to create the design. This will be the first time it is has been placed on the building,” he said.

Hutton said Kevin Ellway made the plaque for the logo.

Jarrett was a graduate of Lakeview High School and was employed by the city of Cortland for the past 10 years in the service department.

Flo Hutton had asked city officials to display the logo somewhere on the building. The Cortland Beautification Committee and the Hutton family got together and had this made at their expense and gave it to the city as a gift.

“Flo’s wishes were that it would be seen by people at the city hall building,” Woofter said.

Theresa Hutton said the family appreciated what people have done to remember her son.

Maggie Peck, a member of the Cortland Beautification Committee, said Jarrett was well-liked by many people.

Family and friends said Jarrett was known for his artwork. He created a variety of collections that included paintings, drawings, photography and wood burning and wanted to hold an art show presenting his works for people to see.

He was a member of Bazetta Christian Church, where he participated in various mission trips.