Clinton Becker, Wilmington Auto Center Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram; nominated by Jeff Burton, Robin Nolley, Susan Cox, and anonymous
Clinton Becker with Wilmington Auto Center has always gone above and beyond to help fellow citizens and be a positive influence. Organizing numerous fundraisers for individuals/families who have suffered some sort of hardship, he is continuously looking for ways to help raise money for families and local non-profits, such as his new Connect4 Clinton County organization, and to bring the community together. Clinton uses his past to set examples for others to show that you can overcome obstacles in life and achieve whatever goals you set for yourself. Everyone knows him as #thehonestcarguy and that name couldn’t suit him any better.
Ken and Tara Lydy, Papsy’s Place; nominated by Lexi Arehart McBrayer
The Lydys have worked very hard in the Clinton County community to bring sweet treats to the locals and visitors. Their local frozen yogurt and soft serve ice cream shop has taken off since opening three years ago. Between their work with the local theater Department, the local dance studio, and the Murphy theater, the Lydys are a great addition to our community. The small shop may not look like much from the outside, except for a bright pink building, but inside it’s filled with so many laughs and open arms willing to help anyone no matter the situation. Their business and their commitment are a blessing to Clinton County.
Nominees: Annen Vance, Brian Larrick, Brittany Fetters, Carole Nichols, Chad McKay, Christopher Walls, Clinton Becker, Darcy Reynolds, Dr. Jody Gundler, First Christian Church, Harry Brumbaugh, Karen Long, Molly Boatman, Monte Anderson, Nancy Rudduck, Nick Eveland, Ray Souder, and Sarah Hawley
Dr. Chad McKay, anonymous nomination
At Wilmington College, Dr. Chad McKay currently serves as an academic advisor and professor of the largest agriculture concentration on campus, an advisor to several organizations: Sigma Alpha Sorority, Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society, and more; as well as serving as the Agriculture Program and Farm Financial Director of the college. Although he is busy within his work, he never fails to support his students in all of their endeavors. His flexibility, willingness to show up, and ability to influence is admirable. According to one student nominator, “Chad’s influence has given me a stronger sense of my values, personal mission, and this thing we call life.” Another expressed, “His strong advocacy for the community of Wilmington, Ohio and its roots within agriculture has inspired me to call Wilmington my home rather than a place where I go to school.”