The Wellington Chamber of Commerce held a recognition dinner Jan. 24 at the Eagles Banquet Facility, honoring the following community members:
• Jerry Lust, for 35 years of guiding and leading the Chamber, especially in handling the finances of the organization.
• The Rev. Brian Burke, for his dedicated service to the Congregational Church of Wellington, along with is work in Kiwanis, school crisis counseling, the Wellington Area Clergy, and at Oberlin Mercy Allen Hospital as chaplain and on the board of directors.
• James McConnell, for his dedication to the agricultural community, along with his work with Lorain-Medina Rural Electrical Cooperative, rural economic development, wastewater district, and Pittsfield township.
• Bill Brumfield, for more than 50 years of dedication and service to the Wellington community, the Wellington Schools, area theater groups, Main Street Wellington, and the Patricia Lindley Center for the Performing Arts.
• Barbara O’Keefe, for her years of dedicated service to the village, as a longtime councilwoman who accepted the responsibilities of the mayor’s office and guided it for 22 years.
Bill Brumfield and the Rev. Brian Burke