The Boardman Civic Association held its annual Community Service Awards Banquet on Monday at the Lariccia Family Center at Boardman Park. Honored as Citizen of the year was Ken Goldsboro, and Joe Rzonsa was recognized as Business Person of the Year and Tom Grantonic received the Community Service Award.
Goldsboro has been employed in the banking industry for four decades, including the past decade with Premier Bank.
He has served on United Way’s annual capital campaign committee, as a past president of the Civic Association as well as a BCA board member, and two terms as a member of the Boardman Park Board of Commissioners.
He has been a member of the Boardman Rotary Club since 1989, where he served twice as chairman of the club’s annual Oktoberfest, and also was named a Paul Harris Fellow two times.
In the special needs community, Goldsboro is a board member and current chair of the Potential Development School for Children with Autism, has served as a coach for Boardman Community Baseball’s Challenger Division and is currently co-coordinator for Mahoning County Special Olympics.
He is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Rzonsa is owner of the Blue Wolf Tavern Restaurant & Bar, and also oversees Blue Wolf Events and Catering, and alongside his wife, Stacey, manages the Garden Kettle Artisan Kitchen. The three businesses employ upwards of 180 persons.
Rzonsa is a member of St. Charles Church and a former Grand Knight of Council of the Knights of Columbus #274.
Grantonic has been employed with the YMCA since 1968 where he currently serves as Vice President of Family Operations, overseeing the D.D. and Velma Family YMCA in Boardman, the downtown Youngstown YMCA, as well as Camp Fitch. In addition, he led the Youngstown Area Community Cup for 13 years and has served as race director at many, local running events.
Goldsboro, Rzonsa and Grantonic are all graduates of Boardman High School.
The BCA’s New Building Award was given to Keen Property Group, that developed Starbucks at 7680 Market St. Owner of Keen Property Group is Eleftheorios ‘Lefty’ Hazimihalis, of Boardman, who has also led the development of Get-Go at Southern Blvd. and Rt. 224; and a Taco Bell at South Ave. and Western Reserve Rd.
The Best Remodeled Building Award was given to BCP Development, of Houston, Tex., that redeveloped 150 Boardman-Poland Rd., from a Pier 1 store, into RnR Tire.
Serving at master of ceremonies at the banquet was Mark Luke, secretary of the BCA.Other officers are Dan Segool, president; Meg Harris, vice president; and Jeff Barone, treasurer.
This article is being republished with permission by Boardman News.