(Effingham, IL) C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recently held their 2013 annual meeting and special people were recognized that volunteered this year to help the agency achieve its mission. According to C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Paul White, “The agency recognized outstanding acts of volunteerism and active civic involvement to help transform lives and to build stronger communities.”
For giving the gift of valuable time to help others, C.E.F.S. recognized Kathy Lantz, Diane Wagner, and Doris Fair, all of Shelbyville, as 2013 Outstanding Volunteers.
C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Paul White commented, “The agency and program accomplishments would not have been attained without the shared commitment, dedication and involvement of our outstanding volunteers.” White continued, “It was a privilege to honor Kathy Lantz, Diane Wagner, and Doris Fair with the 2013 outstanding volunteer award recognition.”
Kathy Lantz believes in giving back to her community through volunteering. Kathy served on the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board in Shelby County since 2006. Kathy also organized the Shelby County Courthouse Employee Food Drive for several years which benefitted the C.E.F.S. Shelby County Food Pantry. When Kathy Lantz retired on December 31, 2012 from her position as Shelby County Clerk and Recorder, she also resigned from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board. In honor of her years of service and dedication on the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board, Beth Beck-Marts, Shelby County Outreach Coordinator, highlighted Kathy Lantz for outstanding volunteer service stating that Kathy could be counted on to be in attendance and provide her services to ensure that the Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds were available to Shelby County residents.
Kathy Lantz is married and has three adult children. Kathy Lantz served as the Shelby County Clerk and Recorder for nine years and worked in that office since 1998. Kathy serves on the 4-H Extension Board and supports several community efforts through her church. Kathy also enjoys spending time with family, traveling, gardening and motorcycle riding with her husband.