ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Muskingum County Community Foundation has announced this year’s award recipients of the Dick Johnson Civic Leadership Award. After beginning their married life, high school sweethearts Jim and Bobbi Lepi became involved with multiple area businesses including Lepi and Associates Real Estate, Lepi Enterprises, and Dresden and Company. Brian Wagner, CEO of the Muskingum County Community Foundation, says the couple has given back to the community in tremendous ways.
“Jim and Bobbi Lepi—for what they have done through their businesses that they own and operate, as well as the generosity and support of the community that they have given back are the reason that they were selected for this year’s honor. They are very active in the business community and again very quietly give back a lot of their time and talent—and treasure back into Muskingum County to make it a better place to live.”
The Dick Johnson Civic Leadership Award was created in honor of Dick Johnson, who was a prominent member of the community dedicated to giving back to Muskingum County.
“Dick Johnson was a business leader here in the community—and Dick was also involved in a lot of things. Very generous with his time, talent, and treasure. If he felt it was something that was good for the community, he got involved in it. From supporting youth baseball teams all the way up to projects at Muskingum University; Dick Johnson was involved in it.”
Jim and Bobbi Lepi will be formally presented with the award at the Groundhog Day Event on January 31; to be held at the Ohio University/Zane State College Campus.