2024 Citizen of the Year: Bob Griffith!

Bob Griffith

The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce presented the Citizen of the Year award on Thursday’s annual banquet. The 2024 winner is one who has lived their life in service of others. Committed and devoted to the Mount Pleasant Community, this person is always there to lend a helping hand. As someone who volunteers at many community events; Midwest Old Threshers, Festival of Lights, Main Street and Chamber of Commerce Events, an Election official, a City Councilman, and a proud Rotarian, this person is a great servant to Mount Pleasant. Congratulations to the 2024 Citizen of the Year, Bob Griffith.

Mark Hempen

Chamber staff members also select the Volunteer of the Year to recognize an individual who has had a significant impact on the Mt. Pleasant community. Congratulations to Mark Hempen, the 2024 Volunteer of the Year. He has helped with many Chamber events, including ribbon cuttings, Alive after 5’s, and setting up for Craft’s in the Park and being an emcee.

Also announced at the banquet was this year’s Ambassador’s of the Year. John and Janet Roederer take the job of Ambassador seriously and can always be counted on.

The Special Events Committee revamped the Community Impact Award this year, asking Chamber members to nominate a business, non-profit, group, or event that made Mt. Pleasant and Henry County a better place to live, work, and play. This year’s Community Impact Award was given to St. Alphonsus Church after hosting a 5K Fun Run to help bring awareness to arthritis.  Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!