Community service award recipients named

TROY — The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce announces that Steve and Jan Hamman are the recipients of the 2016 Individual Community Service Award. The chamber also announced that the Volunteers of Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will be receiving the Group Community Service Award. The awards will be presented at the intermission of the Cincinnati Symphony concert on Thursday, June 30, in downtown Troy’s Prouty Plaza.

Steve and Jan Hamman are long time Troy residents who have contributed numerous hours of community service with a number of non-profit organizations. Combined the two have contributed more than 2500 hours to the Upper Valley Medical Center. In addition to their contributions at Upper Valley Medical Center, the two are actively involved in FISH, Troy Noon Optimist and the First United Methodist Church. The Hammans were instrumental in creating the Avenue of Flags program for Memorial Day, Flag Day, The Fourth of July and Labor Day. Steve is retired from Goodrich and Jan is retired from Troy City Schools.

In the nomination of the Hammans, Mary Davis said, “The Hammans are always willing to help with community and church projects, but they also help their neighbors. If someone who lives near them needs help with a lawn or other project, the Hammans are the ones who step in to help. There is no one more deserving of being honored.”

The Chamber’s Group Community Service Award will be presented to the Volunteers of Hayner in recognition of their continued dedication to supporting and preserving the Hayner Cultural Center for the community.

The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center was created through the efforts of community volunteers in 1975 and ‘76. They have a corps of about 100 volunteers annually, who greet guests or serve on standing committees. Many, many more people volunteer short term for program events or special projects. Hayner is run by a volunteer Board of Governors and another group of volunteers serve as the Friends of Hayner Trustees. Almost every aspect of the Hayner has a volunteer committee behind it: House Committee, Architectural Review Committee, Horticultural Committee, Performing Arts Committee, Exhibit Committee, Finance Committee, Technology Committee to name a few.

The Hayner is Troy’s tax supported Community Cultural Center and it could not operate without the many residents who have stepped forward to share their time, talents and resources with the Hayner Center over its 40-year history.

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