Citizen of the Year 1951-1968

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Citizen of the Year 1951-1968

  1. 1. Ronald Hallock <ul><li>Centennial Director of the Iowa State Fair </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Development Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Kiwanis Club </li></ul><ul><li>IA Association of School Boards </li></ul>1 9 6 8
  2. 2. Deedie King <ul><li>Deacon Mount Hebron Baptist Church </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Coordinator Sunday School </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted many people in acquiring employment </li></ul>1 9 6 7
  3. 3. Elmer True <ul><li>WDM Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Rotary </li></ul><ul><li>Central IA Planning Commission </li></ul><ul><li>City Managers Association </li></ul>1 9 6 6
  4. 4. Mildred Gray <ul><li>Developed Adult Education Programs </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Women’s Club </li></ul><ul><li>American Legion Park Beautification </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday School Teacher </li></ul>1 9 6 5
  5. 5. Eugene Crow <ul><li>WDM Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Lion’s Club </li></ul><ul><li>Leader in changing the city’s name from Valley Junction to West Des Moines </li></ul>1 9 6 4
  6. 6. Bonnie McFadden <ul><li>WDM School Board </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Phenix Elementary Mother’s Club </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumental in reviving Valley Band Association </li></ul>1 9 6 3
  7. 7. Harold Parker <ul><li>WDM P&Z Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Chair of the Chamber’s Annual Farmer Dinner </li></ul><ul><li>Lion’s Club </li></ul><ul><li>United Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Little League Baseball </li></ul>1 9 6 2
  8. 8. Don Reid <ul><li>WDM Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Rotary Club </li></ul><ul><li>DM Advertising Club </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Improvements Volunteer </li></ul>1 9 6 1
  9. 9. Raymond Cone <ul><li>DM Scout Master </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding Young Man for the Year by Jr. Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Chamber of Commerce </li></ul>1 9 6 0
  10. 10. Dr. L.C. Murray <ul><li>IA State Department of Health Director of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Founded the Citizens Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Lion’s Club </li></ul><ul><li>Boy Scouts of America </li></ul>1 9 5 9
  11. 11. Tim Strandberg <ul><li>WDM PTA Past President </li></ul><ul><li>WDM P&Z Commission </li></ul><ul><li>United Campaign Past Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown Business & Professional Group </li></ul>1 9 5 8
  12. 12. Charles Mountain <ul><li>WDM Lion’s Club </li></ul><ul><li>Master Farmers Club </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa Guernsey Breeders Association </li></ul><ul><li>YMCA </li></ul>1 9 5 7
  13. 13. Ray Kirk <ul><li>WDM Christian Church </li></ul><ul><li>Committee of Management Chair for the YMCA in WDM </li></ul><ul><li>United Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Water Board </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Rotary </li></ul>1 9 5 6
  14. 14. Amos Lee <ul><li>WDM Superintendent </li></ul><ul><li>National Education Association </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Rotary </li></ul><ul><li>YMCA </li></ul><ul><li>Past Post Commander of Valley Post 620 </li></ul>1 9 5 5
  15. 15. Elbert Stilwell <ul><li>WDM School Board </li></ul><ul><li>Namesake of Stilwell Junior High </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Methodist Church Board </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Chamber of Commerce </li></ul>1 9 5 4
  16. 16. Norris Crosby <ul><li>WDM School Board </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganization Committee for Walnut Township, Bloomfield Township and WDM District areas </li></ul><ul><li>Boy Scouts </li></ul><ul><li>WDM City Council </li></ul>1 9 5 3
  17. 17. Nellie Phenix <ul><li>Namesake of Phenix Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Organizer of the first Mother’s Club </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer in bringing teachers and parents closer together within a community </li></ul>1 9 5 2
  18. 18. Dr. Fred Sternagel <ul><li>Polk County Medical Society </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa State Board of Health </li></ul><ul><li>State Food Rationing Board During WWII </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Library Club </li></ul>1 9 5 1

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