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Jody Spencer will receive the Brian T. Wagner Community Leadership Award on January 28th at the Muskingum County Community Foundation’s (MCCF) Groundhog Day 26th anniversary celebration.

The Wagner Award is named in honor of Brian Wagner who early established an exceptional record of volunteer leadership of nonprofit organizations. The recipients of the award are selected by the Muskingum County Community Foundation Council, a board of volunteers who organize and manage the special events of the Community Foundation.

Spencer is the ninth recipient of the Wagner Award. Employed as Vice President and Trust Officer at Century National Bank, Spencer has a lengthy record of volunteer leadership in many local organizations.

Organizations which he serves or has served as a Board Member include: Goodwill Industries, The Carr Center, South East Area Transit (SEAT), and the Muskingum Valley Old-Timers Association. He currently serves as Vice President of the SEAT Board and is a Past Board President and Vice President. For the Old-Timers Association, he served as Secretary and President of the Board, and as a coach for 20 years.

He currently serves on the United Way Investment Committee, on the City of Zanesville Incentive Tax Review Council, the Muskingum County Incentive Tax Review Council and as a Board Member at Westwood Baptist Church.

At the Wagner Award presentation ceremony, he will be introduced by Brian Kaufman, one of his nominators. The award ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on January 28th during the MCCF Groundhog Day Auction at the Zane State College/Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center. During the ceremony, the Dick Johnson Civic Leadership Award will also be awarded to recipient Randy Coconis who will be introduced by his son Bo.

Reservations may be made for the MCCF anniversary celebration by e-mailing Auction items may be viewed at

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