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Please join Greene CATS Public Transit in congratulating Lt. Col. USAF Woodrow W. Stroud Jr., Retired, Chairperson of the Greene County Transit Board, on receiving the prestigious Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (MVRPC) Arthur D. Haddad Regional Steward Award for 2020. The coveted Arthur D. Haddad Regional Steward Award recognizes someone with an innovative spirit to solving regional challenges, someone who builds broad support toward a shared regional vision; and someone who is a regional steward promoting economic, social and environmental progress in the Miami Valley.
Some of the reasons Stroud was selected as this year’s award recipient include: Stroud has served on the MVRPC Board and Executive Committee for nearly a decade, since March 2011; Stroud has been a member of the Greene County Transit Board since August 2008 and has served in the role of Chairperson since November 2011; Stroud was named Chairperson of the Long-Term Disaster Recovery Leadership Board in early 2020. Stroud has a long a distinguished career serving our country and our Region. Stroud is a founding member, trustee and past president of the Miami Valley Military Affairs Association (MVMAA). Stroud has served on the Board of Directors of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the DACC Military and Federal Government Affairs Committee (MFGAC) and its successor the Military Advocacy Committee. Stroud served for more than a decade as the President of the Board, Greater Dayton Jaycees Housing, Inc. where he participated in the building of Jaycee Towers, a 210-unit rent subsidized housing project for seniors. Stroud has been a member of the Dayton VA Medical Center Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) since its formation in April 2008. In 2008, Woody served on the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) VA Medical Center Task Force formed at the request of Congressman Mike Turner to assist the Dayton VA and was a member of the 2013 Dayton VA Strategic Planning focus group.