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Honoring the Johnson Countian of the Year

The Johnson Countian of the Year award recognizes an individual or a couple who has made significant contributions to the Johnson County community.

Nominations Welcome Nominate a Johnson Countian

When JCCC Foundation leaders were planning the first Some Enchanted Evening event, they believed Johnson County should honor its community leaders.

They felt that given JCCC's role as a major community institution, the Foundation was the right organization to bestow the honors, so they established the idea of honoring a Johnson Countian of the Year as a part of Some Enchanted Evening.

The JCCC Foundation office accepts the nominations and a selection committee reviews them. In the spring, the Foundation announces the chosen recipient. In November, the recipient receives the award as part of the Some Enchanted Evening event.

The first honoree was the Rev. Robert Meneilly, founding pastor of the largest Presbyterian congregation in America and a champion of education. He proved to be a very popular choice and the award became a significant part of the event.

If you are interested in nominating someone for a future Johnson Countian of the Year award, complete a nomination form (PDF) and mail it to:

JCCC Foundation
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210-1299

or email it to the Foundation, where it will be held in a confidential file until a candidate has been selected for the award.

Nominations made in previous years will be automatically reconsidered, although updates, additional information or letters of recommendation are welcome.