Johansen recognized as VIP by Chamber

BRANT LAKE - Area business leaders and friends honored Thomas S. Johansen of Brant Lake recently for his extensive community volunteer work.

Johansen was recognized as this year's North Warren Chamber V.I.P. at a banquet held May 1 at Jimbo's Restaurant in Brant Lake.

Johansen has volunteered for a variety of community organizations that improve the quality of life in the region, Chamber members said at the banquet.

Tom's considerable accomplishments have led him to be named as an official of various organizations. He serves as the President of the Town of Horicon Historical Society, and as a board member of the following agencies: the Warren County Historical Society, the North Warren Chamber of Commerce, and the Friends of Horicon Free Public Library.

His volunteer work has not gone unnoticed.

Tom has received the following awards during recent years: the 2004 Volunteer Service Award from the U.S. President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, and a 2004 Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Service Award.

For the latter, he received certificates of recognition from Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward on behalf of the state Assembly, and from state Sen. Betty Little on behalf of the state Senate.

Johansen's community service included his volunteer work from 1999 to 2004 delivering meals to seniors in the region through the Warren County Meals on Wheels program.

Chamber officials said the dozens of people attending the celebratory banquet had a wonderful time socializing and savoring the food that Jimbo's served.

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