February 2016: Kristi Storey

In December of 2015, we lost a valuable board member of Vinton Unlimited when Jon Clingman decided not to run for an additional term.  Jon has served several terms on the Vinton Unlimited board and was President in 1994, 2002 and 2014.  He served on the Business Promotions and Destination Vinton committees.  Jon decided he wanted to focus his attention toward other volunteer opportunities in Vinton.

Jon is very active in our community and serves on several committees, including the downtown Mural Project, Celebration Park Fund Drive and the Vinton Community Foundation.  Jon donated space above his business to host Act I of Benton County auditions and rehearsals.  He is also a member of the Vinton Lions Club.

Jon always has a welcoming smile and will engage you in conversation when he sees you.  He gives back to our community 100 fold and does so with no intention and no expectation.  He genuinely enjoys living in our small town and is continuously finding ways to help improve Vinton.

Please join those of us at Vinton Unlimited in thanking Jon for his years of dedication and service, it is truly a unique individual that can donate so much of their time for the benefit of a community.

Thank you Jon!

Kristi Storey, President of the Vinton Unlimited Board of Directors
Melissa Schwan, Director of Vinton Unlimited
The Vinton Unlimited Board of Directors