John “Tim” Donnellan, President & CEO of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area, was recognized by the national office of the Community ActionJohn Donnellan Partnership as the 2014 Lyndon Baines Johnson Award winner for his outstanding work with Community Action locally in the Greater Dayton Area, in the State of Ohio and nationally.
Donnellan received the award during Community Action Partnership’s 50th Anniversary Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. The award is one of five nationally the organization presented this year to honor those that exemplify the Community Action mission to help low-income people achieve economic stability.
“Tim combines a great passion for the population we serve, good business sense, skilled management and the ability to hire and keep outstanding personnel,” said Rev. Wayne D. Morrison, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area. “In the 25 years I have worked with Tim he has exhibited a relentless effort to maintain and increase current programs and seek new programming that would allow us to further our mission of empowering people out of poverty.”
A licensed social worker, Donnellan has been President & CEO of the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area since 1978. A member of the board of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors at the national Community Action Partnership from 2004–2008.
Under his leadership, the local Community Action Partnership serves seven counties in rural and urban areas and offers a variety of programs such as business development, job placement, weatherization services, utility payment assistance, youth programming, transitional housing, emergency services and computer literacy training.
Donnellan is the first recipient of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Human Services Award, given to individuals who demonstrate significant dedication and commitment to Community Action on the local, state and national levels. It is named after President Lyndon Johnson, who created Community Action Agencies in 1964 as part of his War on Poverty. This year, the Community Action network is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act on August 20, 1964.
“This year’s award winners are outstanding examples of Community Action’s proven ability to help improve economic conditions for low-income people and communities,” said Thomas Tenorio, CCAP, and Chair of the Board of Directors at the national Community Action Partnership. “We are especially excited to honor their achievements and commitment to Community Action as we commemorate our 50th anniversary.”
For more information about Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area, visit www.capdayton.org.