Perrysburg resident among Wood County Spirit award recipients

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A Perrysburg resident is among six individuals from across Wood County who will be honored at the Spirit of Wood County Awards. The Wood County commissioners will present the awards at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 19, in the Alvin I. Perkins Atrium at the Wood County Courthouse.

Kris Swartz, of Perrysburg Township, has been selected to receive the Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Award.

The award is given to an individual who epitomizes the pioneer spirt of American citizenship and is a law-abiding community builder who has a concern for the welfare of neighbors but whose activities often go unrecognized.

Other 2023 award recipients are Bowling Green residents Michael Marsh, Liberty Through Law/Human Freedom; Judy Ennis, Self Government; Liberty Township resident Michael Shertzer, Education for Civic Responsibility; Lake Township resident Sharon Bitter, Religion and Liberty; and Plain Township resident Lee Sundermeier, Agricultural Leadership.

The Spirit of Wood County Awards are presented to current and former citizens of Wood County in recognition of outstanding service to their communities and county. The commissioners have been honoring outstanding citizens since 1987.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year. For more information, visit the county’s website at

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