Oak receives Community Cornerstone Award
CornerBank has announced Jon Oak is the Community Cornerstone Award recipient for May. In recognition of his service, CornerBank will contribute $100 to the non-profit organization of Jon’s choice. He has selected Big Brothers Big Sisters to receive the contribution. A reception honoring Jon's service will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9, in the CornerBank community room, 125 N. Summit. The public is invited to attend the reception.
Jon serves on the USD 470 School Board, a position he has held since 2007. He also has served on multiple strategic planning committees and sub-committees for the school district dating back to 2004. He was the BOE board/teacher panel representative four years and served as the Board liaison for the Ace Fund one year. He has been a volunteer for mock interviews for Arkansas City High School classes, served on the ACHS Prom Committee in 2011. He has been a volunteer at Jefferson Elementary and ACHS for numerous events.
Since 1997, he has been a volunteer coach for the Ark City Recreation Commission. Jon served on the Arkalalah Executive Committee from 2006 to 2010. He was the event chair in 2009. He has been a bowhunter education instructor for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks for eight years.
Jon was born in Hutchinson and grew up in several small towns. He graduated from Macksville High School. He attended and graduated from Barton County Community College and Fort Hays State University. He began work at Sherwin Williams in 1988 at the Ark City store. He briefly was transferred to a Wichita location, but preferred the small town atmosphere and soon requested a transfer back to Ark City. Jon has been married to his high school sweetheart, Tammy, for 22 years. They have three children: Marissa, 17; Maranda, 15; and Madison, 12.
Jon was selected for the award by the Community Cornerstone Award selection committee, which includes Arleta Rice, Judy Reedy, Karl Faidley, Curt Freeland and Brenda Combs. All are previous recipients of the Cornerstone Award. Volunteers are the cornerstones of healthy communities. They’re on your corner – the people next door. They’re in your corner – helping make our community stronger. The Community Cornerstone Award recognizes the time and effort of volunteers dedicated to serving people and enhancing the quality of life in Cowley County. If you know of a Cowley County resident who has shown servant leadership in community service, contact Joyce McArtor at 442-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org for nomination guidelines.
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