2010: Nan Nolder
Nan Nolder Honored with the 2010 Brian T. Wagner Community Leadership Award
According to her nominators, Linda Huston and Brenton Baker, Nolder has become "an instrumental leader in the Zanesville/Dresden area who has reached out to our community to find ways she could serve and better the lives of children."
Much of Nolder's work has benefited the Tri-Valley Community. She has been President of the Dresden Elementary PTO for the past three years and has volunteered every Monday at Dresden Elementary School. Through her leadership, the financial resources of the PTO have quadrupled.
The other four work days Nolder works as the Treasurer's Assistant at the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center. Prior to her present position she was Internal Auditor at Greif Brothers Corporation in Delaware, Ohio, and Senior Auditor at KPMG, Columbus, Ohio.
An accounting major, Nolder graduated in 1992 from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Business Administration and became a Certified Public Accountant.
As a stay-at-home wife and mom from 1997 to 2006, she was active with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), served as Secretary of the Tri-Valley Youth Soccer Association, and volunteered as the chair of many committees of the Jefferson Elementary PTO.
Nolder is President-Elect of the Zanesville Arsenal Soccer Club where she has brought the same passion for soccer that she exhibited in the Tri-Valley District here she was instrumental in solidifying the growing Tri-Valley Youth Soccer Association.
Nolder lives on the Muskingum River with her husband Jerry and her two sons Grant (12) and Greg (10).
As a Wagner Award Recipient, Nolder had the opportunity to select a local non-profit agency to benefit from a $1000 grant from the Community Foundation. Nolder decided to split the money between the Animal Shelter and Genesis Healthcare Foundation for women's health.
The Wagner Award was established by the Muskingum County Community Foundation Council to honor people between the age of 18 and 45 who perform extraordinary volunteer services within Muskingum County while recognizing the tremendous contributions of Brian Wagner.