Kerry Shepherd receives Cloverdale Civic Award

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The 2011 Cloverdale Civic Award winner, Kerry Shepherd (left), is congratulated by Cloverdale Lions Club Civic Committee members James McKee, Norv Gottula, James Dean and Charlie Simon. Gottula holds the plaque containing the names of all previous winners that is displayed in the town hall.

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Lions Club has presented its 17th annual Cloverdale Civic Award to Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kerry Shepherd.

Shepherd was presented with the annual award in appreciation of the numerous volunteer hours he has devoted and continues to devote to the betterment of the Cloverdale community.

Shepherd has been a member of the Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, and is currently in his ninth year as chief.

The department has received several grants under Shepherd's leadership, which has enabled the department to be prepared for different types of emergencies.

Shepherd joins 16 previous Cloverdale Civic Award recipients, Joyce Johnson, Mona Smith, Bob Hostetter, Don Walton, Jeff Rich, Rosemary (Davis) Berry, Jack Davis, Dr. Keith Ernst, Eric Hayman, Vera Hughes, Adeline Knoy, Bill Henson, Judy Whitaker, Rod Garrett, Norv Gottula and Wayne Sutherlin.

Nominations for the award come from the general public, and the Lions Club appreciates everyone who submitted a nomination form.

More than 60 people were in attendance to celebrate the recent presentation.

The veteran fire chief was presented a plaque by members of the Cloverdale Community Civic Award Committee. Also, his name has been inscribed on a plaque that is displayed in the Cloverdale Town Hall.

Members of the Cloverdale Community Civic Award Committee this year were James Dean, Charlie Simon, James McKee, Norv Gottula and Todd Lewis.

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  • Congratulations Kerry! I can't think of anyone more deserving of this than you!

    -- Posted by VolunteerFF on Tue, Jan 3, 2012, at 5:29 AM
  • WOW, THERE IS NO ONE AS DESERVING AR KERRY, CONGRATULATIONS ! AND THANKS KERRY FOR ALL YOUR UNSELFISH ASKS..... YOU TRULY DO DESERVE THIS AWARD AND MANY MORE !

    -- Posted by takeastand on Tue, Jan 3, 2012, at 3:25 PM
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