Posts Tagged ‘volunteer of the year’

Volunteer of the Year Award 2012-Nominations Sought

Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

As fall rolls around, we will begin accepting nominations for the Fairfield Volunteer of the Year Award.  The award will be given at the Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association Banquet later this fall.  Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for others?  Someone you can always count on when in a pinch?  Someone dedicated to seeing a project all the way through from start to finish?  If so, we want to know about it and share it with the whole community!  Take a moment to honor someone today.  Call us at  641.209.9045 or email  Tell us a few of the reasons why your nominee is a superstar.

Fairfield Volunteer of the Year Award

Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Dr. Larry Nash was honored with the Fairfield Volunteer of the Year Award on December 8th at the Fairfield Entrepreneur Association’s Annual Awards Banquet.

Dr. Nash received numerous nominations for the award based upon his work on two very significant projects in the Fairfield community. Larry has been a leader in accomplishing the Maasdam Barns preservation project and has also been significantly involved in construction projects for the Jefferson County Trails Council.

Larry, along with Dick Reed, initiated the first project at the Maasdam Barns and Larry showcased his skills in carpentry, painting, organization, leadership, fundraising and more.  He served as Vice Chairman of the Maasdam Barns Preservation committee from 2005-2009, and was then elected Chairman.

Larry has been a member of the Jefferson County Trails Council since it was formed in 1997 and became part of the core group that built the trails. His projects included calculating bridge materials from plans, as well as building the bridges, installing and repairing fences, clearing fallen trees on the trails and many other tasks.

Over the past 2.5 years alone, Larry has been the major force driving the Maasdam Barns project to completion. According to his logs in 2009 he volunteered 190 hours and in 2010, 230 hours.

Larry reminded the audience that projects on this scale only happen when a group of people pool their talents and give of their time. He graciously accepted the award on behalf of all of the volunteers that worked on the barns and the trails projects.