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Posted on: May 4, 2023

2023 Chesterfield Community Champions Recognized

May 4, 2023

Citizen Information and Resources

Six different individuals/groups were recognized by the Board of Supervisors during its April 26 meeting as being Chesterfield Community Champion winners. 

The program, managed by the Department of Citizen Information and Resources, was created in 2020 to honor residents who volunteer their time and resources to effect positive change in their communities. 


These awards recognize the impact of volunteer service in the community and celebrates the outstanding residents who are making a difference. Due to the pandemic, this is the first year the Board of Supervisors was able celebrate the Community Champions in person. 


Here are the six categories and the corresponding winners:


• Teen: Faith Henry has volunteered at Journey Christian Church on Sunday mornings teaching elementary aged children about the love of Christ. She also volunteered at Fame cheer camp and the food bank. She knew at a young age that she wanted to give back to her community.

• Youth Group: Beach Community Grange; Sydney Bach, Riley Barker, Addy Edwards, Mackenzie Fens, Rheannon Fens, Savannah Fens, Ravyn Morris, Darin Williams help support families, elderly, veterans, and animals in our community. They have raised money to purchase items for organizations such as Christmas Mother, Chesterfield Animal Shelter, and Lucy Corr. They provided 30 backpacks to the homeless with necessities. 

• Adult: Angela Roisten was a founding board member and driving force for the nonprofit C-Fit Community whose mission is to create a positive change that enhances health, well-being, and quality of life with Chesterfield County. She created StepNUp, a nonprofit to provide social experiences for people with diverse needs through therapeutic recreational activities.

• Senior: Rick McCormick has been a Master Gardner with Chesterfield Extension for twelve years, volunteering over 2000 hours in environmental stewardship developing & delivering extensive public programming. He is a founding member of the Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeeper’s Association, Maymont Park habitat builder, animal caregiver, and volunteer educator for over 11 years. Rick has volunteered for over 20 different local organizations in Chesterfield County.

• Group: Adopt-A-Spot Stanley and Nancy Glomb have spent over 50 hours picking up bags of liter and debris. They have prevented over 1,200 pounds of waste and debris from entering our waterways. Their efforts have improved the overall appearance of several subdivisions and roadways that are major transportation routes to Salem Church Elementary and Middle schools, and L.C. Bird high school. 

• Organization: Wood’s United Methodist Church is a small local church making a big impact on the community. They feed the community’s hungry by collecting and donating food to the food banks and providing backpacks filled with food to local school children. They collect school supplies and clothes for Matoaca Elementary School and volunteers provide transportation for the elderly.


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