ATHENA Leadership Award® – Tracie Robinson
Robinson of Richmond, Indiana, is a sales manager and associate broker at Better Homes and Gardens First Realty Group. Currently, she is the president of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County. Robinson has been a six-year member of the board and has also served as first and second vice president and on many of its committees. She is also the vice president of the Cope Environmental Center Board of Directors, president of the Historic Richmond Depot District, co-director of the Depot Festival of Trees, a board member for the Midwest Music and Heritage Trail, board member of Wayne County Revolving Loan Fund, a member for the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Awards, Celebrations and Events committee, the Economic Development Corporation marketing committee, the Habitat for Humanity marketing committee, and a member of Tri Kappa Delta Zeta philanthropic sorority.
She is a past board president of the Richmond Board of Realtors, Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce board president, Economic Development Corporation board president, Every Child Can Read, and Third Grade Academy board member of which she is now a volunteer, and she was a non-profit coordinator for InConcert.
ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award – Roxie Deer
Deer of Richmond, Indiana, is the director of membership and education for the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, where she oversees Helping Young Professionals Engage (HYPE) and serves as a Wayne County ambassador to Forge Your Path Eastern Central Indiana. She is a board member for Whitewater Community Television, DIVA, and the Meltdown Festival and currently serves as the Chair of the Housing Authority for the City of Richmond. She has worked with numerous other boards and organizations, including Genesis Women’s Shelter and Tri Kappa. In 2021, she established the Deer Family Fund to raise money to support women battling breast cancer in the Wayne County community.
ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award – Girl Scouts of Wayne County Service Unit
The Girl Scouts of Wayne County Service Unit is the inaugural recipient of the ATHENA Organizational Leadership award. Girl Scouts is a program with the mission of helping girls to build courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts throughout Wayne County are committed to working to help others, being resourceful and offering companionship and friendship to others.
The Wayne County Service Unit hosts events such as day camps, cookie rallies, World Thinking Day celebrations, award ceremonies, and service projects. This year there were over 850 boxes of cookies donated to Wayne County first responders, food pantries, and military service members.