Hub Foster Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Jean Vincent

YORK – Jean Vincent was presented the Hub Foster Lifetime Achievement Award for 2024 during the annual York Chamber of Commerce banquet.

View all of the 2024 Chamber Banquet Award Winners HERE

This award is an annual honor for someone who has given to the community over an extended period of time. This award also honors those who have retired.

Those who nominated Vincent talked about how she “has been a dedicated volunteer throughout the community over the years. She has given her time to the Chamber’s Firecracker frenzy efforts and serves her church community as well. Jean works tirelessly on behalf of the York Public School foundation and can always been seen around town serving where there is a need.”

Vincent grew up in Oakland, Nebraska, and then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She taught at Lincoln Northeast High School.

She lived in Germany for a time, with her husband, Jack, who was stationed there in the Army.

They eventually moved to York where they owned the ServiceMaster business.

Vincent has served on many boards and been a member of many organizations, including the Friend of Lied Board in Lincoln.

She has been a member of many boards for the United Methodist Church and each year she helps decorate the church for the changing of the seasons.

She has been a member of the York Public Schools Board of Education, during which she served as president several times. Those who nominated her said, “Showing her concern for teachers each year, she bakes and sends plates of cookies to the teachers, thanking them for their service to the York community.”

They also noted, “As funding for Nebraska public schools declined, she and other board members established the York Public School Foundation to ensure the school would have another funding source and she continues to be treasurer for this committee.”

The York Legion Baseball program has been a passion for her and her late husband. She continues to serve on the board.

Her Bridge groups, book club and PEO have “all profited from her creativity.”

Another nominator said, “Jean has never wanted to take the spotlight or be honored, but tonight she has no choice.”

 

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