Our board chair Joan Comanor was named 2019 Citizen of the Year at the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner last night!
And wow does she deserve it. Joan is the founding board chair of Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley. Without her steady leadership, vision and guidance, we honestly might not be here today. Prior to our merger, she was chair of Shenandoah Forum (our Shenandoah County legacy group) and persevered through two years of discussions which resulted in creation of the Alliance.
Joan brings her knowledge and experience from a 30-year career as natural resource conservationist with the Federal Government to her volunteer service, not only for the Alliance but also to the Woodstock Tree Board, Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District, the Shenandoah County Agricultural and Forestal and Water Resources Advisory Committees, and Sustainability Matters.
Her commitment to working farm and forest landscapes, clean streams and rivers, and thriving communities is evident in everything she does.
The Alliance’s Kim Woodwell was honored to present the award to Joan last night, along with Woodstock Town Manager Angie Clem.
If you see Joan out-and-about in the coming weeks, please shake her hand and thank her for her service to Woodstock, Shenandoah County and the Valley.