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2013: Dan and Karen Vincent

Dan and Karen Vincent Honored by the 2013 Brian T. Wagner Community Leadership Award

Karen retired in 2012 after nearly 35 years at the Muskingum County Recorder’s office, 16 of which were as the elected County Recorder. Her community leadership and service did not cease with her retirement: she currently serves on the United Way Board, Salvation Army Board, Genesis Advisory Brand and as Carr Center Cake Auction, Co-Chair (2012 & 2013).

Her past services include volunteer service for Operation Feed, Lace Up for Kids Sake, the Muskingum County Community Foundation Council, the Beaux Arts Club and the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board. Karen has also been active at the state level as an Executive Committee Member and Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President of the Ohio Recorders’ Association as well as a member of the Ohio Council of County Officials. Both she and her husband Dan are members of Grace United Methodist Church which Dan has served as Trustee and on the Administrative Board.

Dan has a rich history of service to his community and his profession while taking on increasing responsibilities at Genesis Health Care System over the past 27 years in Nursing Administration as a Project Consultant and now as an Education Consultant. He serves on the Nursing Advisory Boards for Ohio University Zanesville, Central Ohio Technical College (Chair) and the Mid-East Career and Technology Center. He has been elected twice as President of Zanesville City Council, which he has served for six terms. Dan has taken his passion for helping other people to a city-wide engagement in making a better community for the people of Zanesville.

The Brian T. Wagner Award was created by the Community Foundation to honor the achievements of individuals who have contributed to the betterment of Muskingum County through extraordinary commitments of time and effort as volunteers. These individuals must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years of age, live in and volunteer in Muskingum County and have a history of significant volunteer leadership of projects and programs.

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