GERMANTOWN - When
Kevin Nash moved to Germantown in 1997, he never thought he
would someday be named its Citizen of the Year by the Germantown
Area Chamber of Commerce.
Nash and 2013
Business of the Year winner First Bank Financial Centre of
Germantown and 2013 Service Organization of the Year Life Church
was recognized Tuesday at the Chamber’s annual awards dinner.
started in real estate here, I started getting involved in the
community as a way to get to know people,” Nash, a Shorewest
Realtor, said Monday afternoon about the accolade. “This is my
children’s hometown and I wanted to try to make it a better
served on several community committees, including as Leadership
Germantown’s current president, past president of the Germantown
Historical Society Board, former member of the village of
German-town Tourism and Betterment Committee, former Germantown
Area Chamber of Commerce New Members Committee chairman and a
former member of the Okoberfest and Main Street Festival
committees. He is also a Chamber Ambassador and a 2009 graduate
of the Germantown Citizens Police Academy.He has participated in
the village’s Fourth of July and Christmas parades and the
Germantown/ Washington County Civic Group from 2010-14.
“I never set
out to do things for recognition. I’ve done these things because
I love this community,” he said.
Financial Centre was nominated for its many community
contributions, donations and sponsorship, such as “Growing Our
Communities” campaign, the “Random Acts of Kindness,” and the
recent premier sponsorship of the Germantown Community
Scholarship Fund Dinner Auction, according to the chamber’s
Executive Director Lynn Grgich.
of the staff at First Bank Financial Centre and 100 percent of
its local management volunteers in the community, Germantown
branch manager Cheri Schadeberg said.
the 2013 Service Organization of the Year, has had an impact on
the community that extends beyond its congregation, Grgich said.
recently completed construction of its building and has since
opened its doors to community events as well as supporting staff
involvement in Leadership Germantown and organizing the July 4
nominations were solicited from Chamber members and the
community with the winners selected by a committee. The
recipients were honored at the Chamber’s annual meeting at
Nardo’s Passport Inn.