The Mequon Community Foundation will hold its sixth annual Pillars of the Community Award Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Center for Environmental Stewardship at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon.

This year, the Foundation will honor longtime Mequon resident and community leader Stan Smith.

“We are very pleased to honor Stan Smith at our Pillars of the Community luncheon this year,” said Kathy Pederson, Mequon Community Foundation president. “His leadership and engagement in civic and cultural functions has enhanced the quality of life in our community. His tireless volunteerism is an inspiration to us all.”

Giving back to the community has always been a priority for Smith, who has been a Mequon resident for 40 years. His active involvement in the community began that year when he joined the Thiensville/Mequon Rotary Club.

In his subsequent 40 years of involvement with the club, Smith has been a leader and key player in the establishment of important contributions, including the Rotary Riverwalk and Mequon’s Rotary Park.

Smith was also the first executive director of the Mequon Thiensville Community Fun Events, which organizes Family Fun Before the Fourth each year.

He has also been involved with Gathering on the Green for all 20 years of its existence, serving as president for three years.

In addition to his involvement enhancing the community’s cultural and recreational opportunities, Smith has also been involved in civic functions. He served on the city of Mequon’s Blue Ribbon Visioning Committee, and for nine years served on the Mequon Thiensville Town Center Committee, chairing the group for five years.

Smith’s further civic engagement includes serving on the Mequon Economic Development Board for eight years. He has additionally been involved with the Mequon Thiensville Chamber of Commerce, providing leadership on the board for three years, with two years on the executive committee.

“The Mequon community has been my home for many years,” said Smith. “I take great pride in what we have accomplished and in our bright future.”
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