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Germains named to Winnebago’s EDA Hall of Fame

By Staff | Apr 22, 2018

At the last Winnebago Economic Development Authority meeting on Wednesday, April 4, a motion was passed to nominate Craig and Peggy Germain for the city’s EDA Hall of Fame.

The Germains were selected from a group of three other nominees. When selecting individuals for this unique and prestigious honor, the EDA reviews candidates for several months before coming to a final decision.

Candidates with achievements in volunteer work and those who display leadership within the community are taken into consideration for the award.

Over the years, the Germains have contributed to the Winnebago community in a number of ways through their involvement in civic and social organizations. Their family owned business, Germain Electric, has been a staple of the local community for over 100 years. Additionally, the Germains have also been active members of the First Presbyterian Church.

During the meeting, city administrator Chris Ziegler also singled out Craig Germain as being instrumental in the promotion of a local ambulance service in Winnebago. His time as president of the chamber of commerce, as well as his 15 years of service as co-treasurer of the Winnebago Moto Fest was also taken into consideration by the EDA.

There have been several husband and wife duos nominated for the city’s EDA Hall of Fame. Most recently in 2017, Wayne and Lila Crosby were recognized with the honor for their contributions to the Winnebago community.

Other items from the meeting included:

Financial information regarding EDA loan payment status was also reviewed, but no action was taken by the board.

Administrator Ziegler confirmed he has received an evaluation from the county assessor’s office regarding an evaluation of the Parker Oaks TIF District, however, the figure was not made available to the public.