The award recognizes the recipient for their outstanding service to the Linn, Benton and Lincoln county regions.
Hamann was nominated by Albany Mayor and OCWCOG Board Chair Sharon Konopa for his work at local, state and national levels to reduce barriers and increase access to education, his support of student success and completion, and his work with community development and community engagement.
"As the chair of COG's board, it was a pleasure to choose a citizen for the award within our three-county region. Many citizens stood out in my mind for this award. When I thought of Dr. Greg Hamann, he rose to the top of my list. I have enjoyed working with Greg since he came to LBCC, and his vision for our region clearly shines by collaborating education with employers to strengthen our regional economy," said Konopa.
Hamann has served as LBCC’s sixth president since February 2010, and serves on a number of local, state and national boards and committees including the Quality Education Commission, the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, Albany Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Valley Mid-Coast Partnership, American Association of Community Colleges, Governor's Re-Entry Council, and the National Coalition of Certification Centers.