Marcus L. Neiman, conductor of Medina Community Band, and retired fine arts consultant and director of fine arts tours from the Medina County Schools Educational Service Center has been awarded the “2014 Excellence in Education Leadership Award” by Leadership Medina County. Neiman is currently an assistant professor of music education at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music of Kent State University, a post he has held since 2010. He is joined by Charles E. Hawley (Excellence in Medina County Leadership); Bill Franz (Excellence in Business Leadership); Beverly Fyffe Kreiner (Excellence in Health Care Leadership); and, Linda Hoffman (Excellence in Public Service Leadership).
According to Colleen Rice, executive director for Leadership Medina County, the “Excellence in Education Leadership” award is given to an individual who presently and actively meets one or more of the following:
Past recipients of the Medina County Leadership “Excellence in Education Leadership” have been: James Boyes, superintendent, Medina County Schools Educational Service Center (2004); Linda Bowers, superintendent, Medina County Career Center (2006); Dale Fortner, superintendent, Wadsworth City Schools (2008); James Hayas, superintendent, Brunswick City Schools (2010); and, William Koran, superintendent, Medina County Schools Educational Service Center (2012).
Neiman was a founding trustee and past president of both the Medina County Arts Council and Medina County Performing Arts Foundation; past member of Medina Noon Kiwanis Club; and served on the City of Medina Uptown Park Committee. He has served as music director for past productions of both Medina Show Biz Company and Brunswick Entertainment Company; as well as being a founding committee member for Medina Under the Stars bringing various United States service bands to Medina as well as the Ohio Ballet to Medina’s Uptown Park Square. He was a member of the class of ’94 Leadership Medina County and has been conductor of Medina Community Band since the fall of 1972.