2011: Randy Coconis
Randy Coconis Honored with the 2011 Dick Johnson Civic Leadership Award
Randy Coconis grew up working in his family's furniture business. Under his leadership, Coconis has helped grow and expand the business from six to 60 employees, whom he also credits for his success. He is a 25-year member of the Zanesville Sertoma Club, having served as its President and Chairman, and received the Sertoman of the Year award. Coconis has also been a member of FFA for 20 years. Coconis is a past Trustee of the MCCF and the Founder of the Coconis Family Endowment Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation.
His foundation work also includes sponsorship of the Kevin Martin Youth Foundation Three-Point Program. He served as a volunteer fireman for the South Zanesville Fire Department and as a South Zanesville Village Councilman for eight years. He belongs to the American Red Cross and has donated mattresses to the organization for fire and flood victims, as well as tons of cardboard to be used for recycling at Goodwill Industries. He also has provided assistance to other nonprofit organizations, schools and athletic programs.
Coconis also is a 15-year member of the Genesis Pro Am Golf Committee, as well as founder and co-chairman of the Tee it Up for Autism Golf Tournament played each June at the Zanesville Country Club.
The award recognizes the achievements of the recipients, honors the leadership of Dick Johnson, and encourages others to strive to be future recipients. To be eligible for the award, an individual must be an outstanding entrepreneur, a civic leader, and a philanthropist who has had a positive effect upon Muskingum County.