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Honoring Dianne Garrison

“Our lives are storybooks that we write for ourselves: wonderfully illustrated by the people we meet.”  Dianne Garrison

Every year the Community Council of St Charles honors individuals and organizations who live by the words Collaboration and Community. The Frank Martinez Legacy Award recognizes

individuals whose life of service and volunteerism reflect his commitment to faith, family, and

service to the community on behalf of fragile children and families. This year’s award was presented to Dianne Garrison.  For the past 14 years, Dianne and George have called St. Charles home. During that time Dianne has partnered with school and community leaders to establish the Career Exploration Alliance Program, the Little Free Library, and a storybook walk on the campus of St. Charles Community College. During the 100th anniversary of parks in the City of St. Charles, a temporary storybook walk was installed in Frontier Park.

Dianne spearheaded a partnership between the Rotary Club of St. Charles and Habitat for Humanity St Charles County to establish Little Free Libraries in Habitat neighborhoods in St. Charles County. She also worked with the Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles County Library Foundation along with the City of St. Charles to create in 2017 the Arts and Literacy Festival/Daniel Tiger Trolley Ride Event.

Dianne is also very active in our communities serving on the following Boards and Committees:

  • The Economic Development Commission for the City of Saint Charles
  • The Education Committee for the Economic Development Center (EDC) of St. Charles County’s Business and Community Partners (formerly Partners for Progress)
  • The Saint Charles City-County Library Foundation Board
  • The Executive Board of the Saint Charles Community College Foundation
  • The Care to Learn Advisory Board
  • The Saint Louis Zoo Education Committee
  • Lambert International Airport’s Art of Travel Committee
  • The Executive Board of the Rotary Club of St. Charles
  • The 2017 and 2018 Arts and Literary Festival/Daniel Tiger Experience Committee

St. Charles County is so fortunate to have such a committed and dynamic volunteer serving our community.




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