Jim North and the Webb House in Jefferson have been chosen as the recipients of the Greene County Community Impact Award. The award was established to recognize an individual or individuals whose activities have an easily recognized impact upon Greene County residents.
Mary Weaver, a spokesperson for the “Impact” Award committee, said, “Jim North has been a leader in Greene County for years. It is only fitting that Jim and his work through the Webb House be recognized. His work has had an impact on youth throughout the county.”
Twenty years ago North and a group of visionary youth and adult volunteers established the original Webb House as a safe and fun place for Greene County youth to gather. The Webb House has grown from a basement gathering place to a remodeled house. North has given generously of his time and talents recruiting adults and youth to make the Webb House a center piece of the community and county youth activities.
Besides his work with the Webb House, North is active in his church, often teaching Sunday school, and he sings in the choir. He is a substitute teacher, is on the Sierra Community Theatre board, and he can be seen doing yard work around the community, often with youth he has hired for whom it is their first job.
This is the eighth year the award has been presented. The award was created in 2010. Past recipients include Lawrence Geisler, the Town and Country Band, Carson Griffith, Vickie and Tim Robbins, Doug Hawn, Alice Walters, and Mary Weaver.
Jim North and the Webb House will be honored Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3 pm in a ceremony in the rotunda of the Greene County courthouse. The program will include speakers, music, and refreshments. The public is invited to attend and honor Jim North and the Webb House.