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2010: Dick McClelland

Dick McClelland Honored with 2010 Dick Johnson Civic Leadership Award

Dick McClelland, a leading Muskingum County businessman, received the Dick Johnson Civic Leadership Award at the Muskingum County Community Foundation's Twenty-fifth Anniversary Groundhog Day Celebration on January 29, 2010 at the Zane State College/Ohio University Campus Center.

The Dick Johnson Civic Leadership Award is presented annually to a Muskingum County business person who has had great positive impact upon the community in three distinct areas: generosity in contributions to charities and nonprofit organizations, leadership in civic engagement and success in business.

Dick McClelland was raised in South Zanesville and graduated from South Zanesville High School in 1956, three years before it became part of the Maysville School District. He graduated from Muskingum College in 1960 and began working for Shelly and Sands. After he served two years in the army, he returned to Shelly and Sands. He served as its President from 1973 to 2004.

In 1968, he married his wife Joyce. The couple has three grown children--Erin, Michael, and Jennifer--and six grandchildren.

In addition to his brother Jack, Dick has a sister Gayla who lives in Columbus and a deceased brother Joe. .

In addition to his ownership of OK Coal, Dick owns Eaglesticks Golf Course and Restaurant and is chairman of McClelland Inc. He and his wife Joyce are both active in the standardbred horse business.

McClelland's business leadership has extended well beyond the borders of Muskingum County. He was elected and served as President of the Ohio Contractors Association, one of the three largest such organizations in the United States. After his service, he was honored with induction into its Hall of Fame.

Another statewide organization, the Flexible Pavements Association of Ohio, the group representing Ohio's asphalt contractors, awarded McClelland its highest honor, the Bill Baker Award.

In local service to Muskingum County, McClelland is the current President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority. He also serves on the TID (Transportation Improvement District) Board.

A longtime member of the Sertoma Club, McClelland has performed unpublicized philanthropic service to the community as well as provided assistance to nonprofit organizations and local charities.

The Dick Johnson Civic Leadership Award is presented annually to a Muskingum County business person who has had great positive impact upon the community in three distinct areas: generosity in contributions to charities and nonprofit organizations, leadership in civic engagement and success in business.

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