Fithian native Susan Richter was honored in Springfield this week with a House Resolution recognizing her for her recent receipt of the “First Citizen Award” by the Danville chapter of the American Business Club.
House Resolution 383, sponsored by State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin), outlined Richter’s service to the Danville area for the last 40 years, from when she began working as a volunteer and gift shop manager at the Vermilion County Museum Society in 1976, through her current day role as an extremely active community volunteer.
“Susan Richter exemplifies what it means to give back to one’s community,” said Hays. “She has spent most of her adult life donating her time and talents to the museum society, the local garden club, her church and to many other community organizations.”
In addition to being the recipient of the First Citizen Award, Richter is also a former Woman of the Year for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a Best Program award recipient by the Illinois State Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and a local recipient of the Old Towne Preservation Legacy Award for Historical Preservation.
“Vermilion County and all of Illinois owes Susan Richter their gratitude and thanks for the role she has played in making the Danville area a wonderful place to live,” Hays said. “She is incredibly deserving of the awards she has received and our community is lucky to have such a dedicated individual who is so dedicated to community service.”