HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce recognized insurance agency founder and former Chamber president Gaye McGovern with its "Business Volunteer of the Year Award" during its 91st annual meeting Wednesday evening.
The event at Fountain Head Country Club also included a "State of the Chamber" speech by Chamber President Brien J. Poffenberger and the passing of the gavel from former chairman of the board W. Christopher Motz to incoming chairman Brian L. Flook.
Flook is president of Power Marketing & Advertising Inc. in Hagerstown.
The Business Volunteer of the Year Award goes each year to a Chamber member who has demonstrated exceptional service to the community, said Donna M. Long, the Chamber's director of operations.
McGovern has volunteered in numerous capacities for Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, Cedar Ridge Ministries and Saint John's Episcopal Church, Motz said. She also has served on the boards or advisory committees of more than 15 different organizations, including the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown Board of Advisors, where she has sought more scholarship money for local students and for the past several years has chaired the Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic scholarship fundraiser, Motz said.