Arts Quincy has become a staple to the Quincy area, and many say a familiar face keeps it exciting, active, and relevant to countless families throughout the region.
On behalf of our sponsors, Peters Heating and Air and Hilbing Autobody, we present our latest Hometown Hero to you.
Arts Quincy Executive Director Laura Sievert has worked for years to connect the arts community to the residents of the Quincy area.
"She's very active in personally being active in our arts programs," in addition to serving as Arts Quincy Executive Director, Board Member Cinda McClain said Sievert volunteers countless hours with the American Red Cross, Adams County Health Department, and even helped start the 100 Women Who Care Program for non-profits. "She brings a great deal of enthusiasm and energy to that, and she's been very creative in how that is handled in the community."
Sievert handles many grants, which have helped her attract Quincy's attention on the state, regional and national levels.
"We look for great examples within the community, whether it's Quincy or otherwise. You don't have to look hard or delve deep to know who she is or what she believes and what she is willing to stand up for," said Arts Quincy Board Member Mark McDowell said having Sievert on your team makes every day joyful. "She just has a rare spirit; it's genuine, and it's sincere, and she really wants what's best for her community."
On behalf of our sponsors Peters Heating and Air and Hilbing Auto Body, we are honoring you with our latest Hometown Heros award. For your amazing work with the city of Quincy with your work with the arts.
Sievert said her latest and largest effort has been connecting local partnerships with the community for health initiatives. She even has a region-appropriate term to help make that happen.
"I call it the sandbagging effort right if the rivers flooding; we all get together and sandbag."
"When I think about the arts community and partnering with places, it's about coming together and sandbagging together and overcoming crisis together so that we can have a prettier community in the future."
She said her goal is to get as many people as she can to be involved in the evolution of the Gem City.
"I encourage everyone to get involved if it's time or if it's a great graphic designer. We need all of that the arts community needs that anyone who does that is a Hometown Hero."
Once again, congratulations Laura, and thank you to our sponsors, Peters Heating and Air and Hilbing Auto Body. If anyone would like to nominate a Hometown Hero, click here.