Campbell receives Community Cornerstone Award
Jerry Campbell is CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone Award recipient for September. In recognition of his service, CornerBank will contribute $100 to the non-profit organization of Campbell’s choice. He has selected Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity to receive the contribution. A reception honoring Campbell’s service will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in the CornerBank community room, 125 N. Summit. The public is invited to attend the reception.
Campbell is an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, serving as an advisory board member, chairman of development committee, chairman of the mortgage management committee, member of the Festival of Trees committee and manager of the Thrift Store.
Additional volunteer activities include Clean Air Cowley County Coalition chair, Ark City Beautification Advisory Board member, Ark City Garden Club member, Cowley College Golden Tigers Advisory Board, and the Salvation Army. He is a volunteer for the American Red Cross blood banks and a member of the Ark City Horseshoe Club. His past memberships include the VFW Men’s Auxiliary and the American Legion. Campbell attends First United Methodist Church, where he serves on the administrative council.
Campbell received the Good Neighbor Award from the Ark City Beautification Advisory Board in 2010 and the Policy Maker Award from Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition in 2010. He received an honor citation from the Stockton, CA, Recreation Department, California Legislative Assembly and California State Senate in 1990 for his Special Olympics volunteer service. Additionally, he earned a silver medal in pentathlon and a bronze medal in javelin at the California Senior Games State Championships in 1996.
Campbell was born in Eureka, KS, and attended school in Augusta, KS, and Omaha, NE, before graduating from Lyons High in 1961. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1966. After completion of basic training at Lackland AFB and data processing technical school at Shepherd AFB, he served four years at the Air Force logistics Command base at Norton AFB in San Bernardino, CA, where the mission was worldwide support of the Atlas, Titan and Thor missile systems.
Campbell worked for several companies in the areas of computer programming, project management and sales and marketing before retiring in May 2003. He relocated to Arkansas City in July 2003.
His family includes daughter Joi Fedance and her husband, Kim, of Culver, OR; daughter Jan Morrison and her husband, Russell, of Phelan, CA; son Jerry Campbell, Stockton, CA; and six grandchildren.
Campbell 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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