|Harry Brock appointed Chairman of HOC 2016-2017 - Wednesday, July 27, 2016|
Harry Brock has been appointed chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2016-2017.
Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Heart of the Community Foundation Inc. sponsor the Heart of the Community Awards program which I honors local citizens for a lifetime of volunteer service to the community.
Recipients of the award are honored at a black tie gala called “An Affair of the Heart” annually conducted in February, which is Heart Month. The 31st event is planned for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at The Forum.
Proceeds from the gala are earmarked for heart education, safety and humanitarian programs in Rome and Floyd County.
Previously funded projects have included the Heart House for families of critically ill patients on the Redmond campus, AED units in public facilities in Rome, a Par fitness course at Ridge Ferry Park, a serenity garden at Redmond and exercise equipment at the Thornton Recreation Center in Armuchee. For the past two years grants have been given to local agencies to carry on their humanitarian projects.
Brock is a graduate of West Rome High School and the University of Alabama and is the owner of Appraisal Associates of Rome. This is Brock’s second time to be appointed Chair of the Heart of the Community as part of the 8 yearshe has served on this board.
“The thing I like about the Heart of the Community is the unsung heroes that are recognized,” Brock said. “I’ve been on the selection committee before, where you sit down with the nominations from people, and it is just incredible the amount of work that people do in this community, people that you think you know and are aware of what they are involved in. It’s just amazing how much people are giving back to the community.”
Brock has served many organizations in Rome, including the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, Rome-Floyd County Development Authority, Rome Downtown Development Authority, Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, YMCA, and the Open Door Home.