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MRPC Annual Dinner planned Oct. 25 in Hermann
13 volunteer awards to be presented to individuals from eight-county region
ST. JAMES—Each year Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) honors residents of the Meramec Region who give to their communities by volunteering their time, talents and support. This year, 13 awards will be presented at MRPC’s 2018 Annual Dinner Oct. 25 at the Hermann Hill Wedding and Convention Center at 164 East Highway 100, Hermann.
Individuals being recognized by MRPC for contributions to their communities are:
- Ruth Rebman of Owensville, nominated by Owenville Mayor John Kamler;
- Shelby Uffman of Owensville, nominated by Owenville Mayor John Kamler;
- Chuck Hartbauer of Hermann, nominated by Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel and Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallace;
- Gerald “Jerry” W. West (posthumously) of Potosi, nominated by MRPC board member Janey Radford;
- Tim and Anna Long of Belle, nominated by Maries County Presiding Commissioner Ray Schwartze;
- Kathy Speichinger of Belle, nominated by MRPC board member Steve Vogt;
- Lucy Brenner of Morrison, nominated by MRPC board member Jan Haviland;
- Denise Seevers of Dixon, nominated by Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman;
- Sean Hackmann of Chamois, nominated by Chamois Mayor Elise Brochu;
- Michael Dunbar of Waynesville, nominated by St. Robert Mayor George Lauritson and Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman;
- Max Thierry of Belle, nominated by Maries County Presiding Commissioner Ray Schwartze; and
- Payden Woodruff of Belle, nominated by MRPC board member Steve Vogt.
The public is invited to attend the event in Hermann. Tickets for the event will cost $25. For reservations, contact MRPC at 573-265-2993. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 12. A reception will be held prior to the dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a program and awards presentation following.
The Eugene E. Northern award, the highest honor given by MRPC for volunteers and community service, will also be announced at the annual dinner. The award recipient is kept secret until announced at the Annual Dinner.
Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 23, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.