In celebration of our 20th Anniversary in 2015, we created an annual Community Champion Award. The GLCC reached out to the City Manager of Lowell and the Town Managers of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford and asked them to nominate individuals or businesses that they feel are a Community Champion in their City/Town. Nominations are up to their discretion and are based on community service, economic development, etc.
In 2016, we renamed the Community Champion Awards in honor of Steve Jones, the late Vice President of Community Development at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. Steve was heavily involved with the Greater Lowell Chamber for well over a decade. He served on the Board of Directors for eight years, three of those years as board Co-Chair and Chairman. More recently, Steve was an Ambassador for the Chamber. He is deeply missed by the Chamber and the Greater Lowell community.
2016 – Award Recipients
Billerica: Jim Marshall of Marshall’s Autobody
Chelmsford: John G. Harrington
Dracut: David Paquin
Lowell: Jim Lichoulas III of Mill No. 5
Tewksbury: Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan
Tyngsborough: Chaz Doughty
Westford: Krishna Kodeboyena of Logan Data, Inc.