When Phil Kelly was interviewed about being named the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce's Volunteer of the Year, he said he'd learned a great deal by watching Mike Callas in action.
Callas, the owner of Callas Construction and a person who's been active in every important local civic issue in the past 40 years, has obviously taught Kelly a great deal about leadership and public service.
For Phil Kelly, the success of the cause is more important than any credit he gets for working on it. Though he knows how to delegate, he doesn't do so to avoid work. Indeed, according to his counterparts in the Chamber, he's very willing to take on the tedious jobs that involve a lot of elbow grease and not much glory.
His sense of humor, as those who've attended the A-B-C Adult Team Spelling Challenge can attest, is witty and gentle, with the jokes often coming at his own expense.