Thank you for attending this celebration!

  • Arveca Haberlein
  • Chamber Ambassadors and Tourism  volunteers
  • Daniel Coltrane
  • Ed Miller
  • Eileen Burns
  • Everett Cox
  • Garnett Recreation - Non-paid coaches and volunteers*
  • Gary Stapp
  • George Miller
  • Glen Suderman
  • Helen Norman
  • Jason Sjorlund
  • Library volunteers
  • Lisa Hirt
  • Marcia Mader
  • Mike Norman
  • Paula Scott
  • Rick Feuerborn
  • Terry Singer
  • Tony Hermreck
  • Wes Skillman
  • Will Mechnig-Youth in Government   Representative


About the Event

Community Champions:

Thank you to Marshall Nienstedt, Assistant Principal, and custodial staff at Anderson County High School for their hospitality, support and use of their facilities for this event. 


of recognition as an "Everyday Hero"?  Please let us know! Complete this form and submit for future recognition.

Please note: Individuals must reside in the Garnett area. Thank you.

Please note:We realize it is impossible to be perfect and not omit someone, but our intentions are to do the best we can. Thank you!

They look like everyday people. But if you follow them you will see they lead to greatness.


public input...


*Volunteer coaches and non-paid individuals that help with recreation:
Ryan Martin
Stacey Richards
Robert Steele
Jenny Hughes
Ron Benham
Joe Sample
Brain Schafer
Bryan Johnston
Jessica Zimbelman
Derek Hermreck
Troy Rockers
Mike Hermann
Glenda Johnson
Joe Johnson
Josh Mead
Bob Risch
Julie Frazier
Travis Wilson
Brianna Hiles
Will Hill
James Howard
Brecken McDaniel
Kevin Gaines
Jordan Hall
Joe Adams
Kim Spencer
Kaley Bender
Anna Riblett
Mike Riblett
Dustin Moyer
Dustin Barnett
Greg Miller
Eric Smith
Kurt King
Travis Persinger
Kriby Barnes
Lonnie Edgecomb
Jonathan Edgecomb
Nick Galey
Ryan Disbrow
Justin Kohlmeier
Brad Miller
Adam Caylor
Jennifer Bentley
Chris Weiner
Bryan Sobba
Tabitha Clark
Andrea Gooding
Stacie McDaniel
Kim Barnes
Trish Wittman
Mike Baumgardner
Derek Hollon
Brian Dykes
Curtis Snelling
Chad Wheat
Matt Foltz

Tom and Sally Emerson

and Everyday Heroes


Organizations and advisory boards should have received an eblast by now outlining your involvement in this event. If you have not, please email us. We want to be sure we have done our best to include everyone.

Simply...Garnett, Kansas

City of Garnett Advisory Boards and Committees

Celebrating Community Champions

Attention civic organizations

Everyday Heroes:

  The City of Garnett held a special event on Wednesday, MARCH 6, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Anderson County High School Commons Area and Auditorium. 
  "Celebrating Community Champions and Everyday Heroes" began with a reception including complimentary refreshments in the high school commons area, followed by a program at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. 
  What is a Community Champion or Everyday Hero?  Essentially, individuals who are non-paid, active volunteers. This celebration will recognize and honor all members of advisory boards and show appreciation to those who volunteer with recreation programs, library and other capacities for the City of Garnett.  Also included in this event will be the recognition of civic service by community organizations and individuals who give of themselves, their time and skills selflessly to make Garnett a better place to live, work and play.  While all champions and everyday heroes are invited, everyone in Garnett and the surrounding area were strongly encouraged to attend this event to see what it is about.
  There are many reasons this event is taking place:
- Bring together those individuals and groups that champion community activities and causes to network, and perhaps work together on projects;
-  To help everyone in the local area gain a better understanding of the role of city advisory boards and civic organizations;
-   Provide an opportunity for citizens to learn how to get involved if they so choose;
-  To engage the public in learning how their community participation can directly relate to tourism, bringing visitors and new residents to the area, add value to the quality of life amenities (i.e., indoor/outdoor recreation and healthy lifestyles), foster entrepreneurship, create new businesses and job opportunities, revitalize business districts, beautify neighborhoods, improve transportation infrastructure, stimulate housing development and improvement, and directly influence a sense of pride in the community.

  Thank you to those who made it out on a busy Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to join us as we celebrated those who #MakeGarnettGreat!

Enjoy the highlights above of the March 6, 2019 celebration. Additional photos of award presentations after the event are also included.

Garnett Area Civic Organizations