The Willard R. Tipple Memorial Award

The Willard R. Tipple Memorial Award is presented to those individuals that have demonstrated a stead fast dedication to the CDC and its core values. The award is named after Mr. Tipple, who served as a council member for the Village of Byesville and as a founding member and past board of directors president of the CDC . Individuals nominated for this award have shown a desire to improve the quality of life for Guernsey County residents while volunteering and/or donating to the CDC.
  • 2010 Recipients Dave and Kim Gombeda
    The Guernsey County Community Development Corporation presented the 2010 Willard R. Tipple Memorial Award to Dave and Kim Gombeda. The award is presented to individuals that show steadfast dedication and unwavering support to the efforts of the Guernsey County Community Development Corporation, its board of directors and its goal of having a positive impact on the quality of life in Guernsey County. Congrats to the both of you for being dedicated residents of our community!
  • 2011 Recipient Steve Allen
    The Guernsey County Community Development Corporation presented the 2011 Willard R. Tipple Memorial Award to Steve Allen. The award is presented to individuals that show steadfast dedication and unwavering support to the efforts of the Guernsey County Community Development Corporation, its board of directors and its goal of having a positive impact on the quality of life in Guernsey County.
  • 2012 Recipient Jerry Leister
    The 2012 Willard R. Tipple Memorial Award to Lloyd was presented to Jerry Leister and family. The award is presented to individuals that show steadfast dedication and unwavering support to the efforts of the Guernsey County Community Development Corporation, its board of directors and its goal of having a positive impact on the quality of life in Guernsey County.
  • 2013 Recipients Dave and Gail Bartholow
    The Guernsey County Community Development Corporation proudly presented the 2013 Willard R. Tipple Memorial Award to Dave and Gail Bartholow and family. The award is presented to individuals that show steadfast dedication and unswerving support to the efforts of the Guernsey County Developments Board of Directors to have a positive impact on the quality of life in Guernsey County…
  • 2014 Recipient Sharon Carpenter
    The Guernsey County Community Development Corporation proudly presented the 2014 Willard R. Tipple Memorial Award to Sharon Carpenter of Lore City. The award is presented to individuals that show steadfast dedication and unswerving support to the efforts of the Guernsey County Developments Board of Directors to have a positive impact on the quality of life in Guernsey County…
  • 2015 Award Recipients Lloyd and Brenda Mcgilton
    Executive Director Ron Gombeda of The Guernsey County Community Development Corporation proudly presents the 2015 Willard R. Tipple Memorial Award to Lloyd and Brenda Mcgilton and family. The award is presented to individuals that show steadfast dedication and unwavering support to the efforts of the Guernsey County Community Development Corporation, its board of directors and its goal of having a positive impact on the quality of life in Guernsey County.
  • 2016 Recipient
    The 2016 recipient of the Willard R. Tipple Memorial Award is Lore City resident Mark Grafton. Mark has been a long time supporter of the CDC and has donated to multiple programs and projects including the Great Guernsey Trail Banquet, the Outdoor Eco Expo & Sportsman's Bash, and Guernsey County Fish Camp and so much more. In addition to his philanthropy, he is a successful small business owner having owned and operated Mark Grafton Roofing for over 25 years. The CDC is privileged to count Mark among it's many supporters and is thankful for his continued generosity. Mark Grafton (L) receives the 2016 award from Executive Director Ronald D. Gombeda