FAIRBORN — The Greene County Community Improvement Corporation and the Greene County Board of Commissioners welcomed a few hundred guests to the Holiday Inn Dayton in Fairborn on Friday for their annual report to the community.
In addition to the EJ Nutter Award and a general update, “Achiever” awards were presented.
Vicki S. Giambrone of CBD Advisors recently received the Elise E. Mead Lifetime Achievement Award. She served for eight years on Beavercreek City Council, including Mayor. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Dayton; was honored by the Dayton YWCA as a Woman of Influence; and was Woman of the Year for the Southwestern Ohio Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Greene County Auditor David Graham has been honored by the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio as the 2021 recipient of the Richard J. Makowski Award for Outstanding County Auditor of the Year. Graham was elected Greene County Auditor on November 2, 2010, and took office on March 14, 2011. Prior to his appointment, he worked in the Greene County Auditor’s Office as Deputy Chief Auditor for 10 years.
Senior Airman Michael Mannozzi has been selected as the 2020 Air Force Athlete of the Year. He works in religious affairs in the chaplain’s office at the 88th Air Base Wing. Each year, the Air Force recognizes a male and female service member for their athletic achievements. Each facility nominates candidates by submitting packages that highlight athletic achievements, military awards, and civic recognition of their top athletes from the past calendar year.
Captain Amber Hansen has been selected as the 2020 Air Force Female Athlete of the Year. She was the commander of Detachment 4 of the Global Activities Squadron at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and was stationed at another air base. Hansen has been weightlifting since 2014, but didn’t start competing until 2016, when she found her training home at a local gym in Dayton.
Brad Phillips and Phillips Companies received the OAIMA Aggregate Transportation Company of the Year award from the OAIMA association. Phillips’ commitment to service and quality service began in 1942 on Linden Avenue when Frank G. Phillips started Phillips Sand and Gravel. At the time, it was a one-man gravel pit with a single truck and a wooden bin. Employees are encouraged to discuss distracted driving, spotting drunk drivers, etc.
Jack Davis of Phillips Companies was awarded Aggregate Trucker of the Year for his impeccable safety record. Having worked for General Motors for more than 10 years, Davis decided to train for a commercial driver’s license. He worked for Lowes in Centerville, the Oberfields hauling concrete blocks to commercial customers, and has now worked for Phillips’ trucking division for four years. Its OAIMA (Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association) awards for driver safety, vehicle cleanliness/maintenance, overload record and customer relations.
Erica Blaire Roby received the Food Network’s 2021 Master of the “Cue” BBQ Brawl award. The Season 2 finale aired on August 9, 2021, featuring an all-day high-profile barbecue match. Roby is a Certified Wine Expert, Lawyer, Award Winning Cookbook Author and Social Media Influencer. She is the creator and host of the award-winning digital series “The Pit Stop with Blue Smoke Blaire” which highlights the passion, struggles and dreams of pit masters across America.
Each year, the North American Ice Cream Association holds a Best New Flavor Contest – members vote for the best of the best in ice cream quality, flavor and overall creativity. Jubie’s Creamery, owned by Julie Domicone, received the Best of the Midwest Region award for its Choc-A-Lot flavor. Jubie’s is a small-batch creamery that opened in Fairborn in July 2018 with 32 flavors.
Julie Holmes-Taylor received the Ohio County Dog Warden’s Association Dog Warden of the Year award. Recipients were named for a single outstanding achievement in animal control or long-term outstanding performance in the field of animal control. Taylor’s agency instituted a lost and found hotline and a dedicated lost and found reporting web page. She is currently a board member of the Ohio County Dog Wardens Association and sits on the board of the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation.
Bellbrook Middle School received the Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education. The Ohio Academy of Sciences defines STEM education as the mastery and integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for PK-12 students. Participation in the Virtual District Science Day 2021 is a criteria met by students.
The Greene County Community Improvement Corporation is a nonprofit organization established for the sole purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, business, and civic development of Greene County.
David Graham receives a resolution from Greene County Commissioners Tom Koogler, Rick Perales and Dick Gould to be named Richard J. Makowski Auditor of the Year.
Photos by Scott Halasz | Greene County News Senior Airman Michael Mannozzi receives a resolution from Greene County Commissioners Tom Koogler, Rick Perales and Dick Gould for being named the 2020 Air Force Male Athlete of the Year.
Jack Davis of Phillips Companies receives a resolution from Greene County Commissioners Tom Koogler, Rick Perales and Dick Gould for being named Aggregate Trucker of the Year for his impeccable safety record.
Erica Blaire Roby receives a resolution from Greene County Commissioners Tom Koogler, Rick Perales and Dick Gould to be the winner of the Food Network’s 2021 Master of the “Cue” BBQ Brawl.
Contact Karen Rase at 937-502-4534.