Monea was honored for his outstanding sense of pride in the city and in its downtown, according to Sandra C. Hull, executive director, who presented the award. She described Monea as “someone who quietly but forcefully gets things done.”
He was lauded for his work as chair of the construction committee for the Howey Houses project, which was completed earlier this year. Zero-interest loans from eight local lenders were returned in full last month.
Also recognized during the meeting were winners of this year’s Design Awards: Spoon Market & Deli, White Raven Native Elements, Family Dollar, The Urban Cottage, Artfind Tile, Wooster Appliance Center and 405 E. Liberty St. (Liberty Street Partners). Singled out this year were downtown Wooster’s historic churches -- all of which have been renovated and/or re-landscaped. Those congregations include: First Baptist, First Presbyterian, St. James Episcopal, St. Mary’s, Trinity United Church of Christ, Wooster United Methodist and Zion Lutheran.
The meeting was opened by outgoing board chair Mark Norton of Briggs Financial Group, who recognized retiring trustees Roger Proper (Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston), Carrie Horst (Sprenger Health Care System), Kevin Mathur (Wooster ENT Associates) and Mike Palmer (Wooster Brush Co.). New trustees are Michael Dowd (Wooster Brush Co.), Chad Boreman (Boreman-Cook Financial Center), Becky Foster (Buehler’s) and Ken Bogucki (KMB Management).
Serving as board chairman for the next year will be Dennis Tafoya of Muddy Waters Cafe & Grille. He will be joined on the executive committee by Norton (past chair), Cheryl Davis of Today’s Kitchen Store (chair-elect), Thomas Heck of LuK USA (secretary) and Carrie Moore of Seaman Corp. and John Hall of First National Bank (co-treasurers).
Published: November 15, 2011