Stars shine on Shawnee chamber
The Shawnee Area Chamber of Commerce recognized three people for outstanding service at its annual "Night of the Stars" dinner Saturday.
The chamber honored R. Nicholas Pflumm, executive vice president of First National Bank of Olathe, as its 2003 Citizen of the Year. A 2003 Leadership Award was presented to Mayor Jim Allen, and Frank Woodbury, vice president and branch manager of the Mission Bank in Shawnee, was named 2003 Ambassador of the Year.
The awards were presented at the annual dinner, held Saturday at the Overland Park Sheraton.
The Citizen of the Year award is based on balloting among past winners of the award. Among some of Pflumm's accomplishments cited by 2002 Citizen of the Year Charles Goslin:
Pflumm is a native of Shawnee and served for many years as a volunteer fireman and emergency medical technician. He was a volunteer for Johnson County Services of Aging; a career class instructor at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and Junior Achievment instructor at area schools; a member of many Old Shawnee Days committees; a coach for 3 & 2 Baseball and Johnson County Girls Athletic Association softball; a member of the JCGAA Board; a member of St. Joseph Church and School committees; Johnson County Rotary; Shawnee Jaycees; the Shawnee Planning Commission; the Shawnee Downtown Partnership; the Shawnee Economic Development Council; the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation board; and the chamber board of directors.
Allen, who plans to retire at the end of his current term in April, has the second-longest term of service of any Shawnee mayor, having served since 1993. He previously served eight years on the City Council.
Woodbury, the Ambassador of the Year, has served as treasurer of the Ambassadors for two years and will serve as vice chairman in 2004. He also is president of the Merriam-Shawnee Noon Lions Club.