Libby and Ira Levy, 2018 HOC Board of Governors Recipients

Together the Levys have participated in::

  • Rome Symphony Orchestra
  • Ira as past president.
  • Libby with “Symphony Supper” series.
  • Hosted “President’s Luncheons” for Rome Symphony debutantes.
  • Honored by the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation.
  • Fairview E.S. Brown School project.
  • Darlington School’s “Rome Parents Program” for boarding students.
  • Renovation of residential & commercial bldgs., Between-The-Rivers Historic District.
  • Georgia Cities Foundation Renaissance Award for Forrest Hotel renovation.
  • Rome Shakespeare Festival.
  • Hosted members of the Moscow Children’s Theater during their stay in Rome.
  • Hosted delegates from Ueki-town, Japan during Rome’s City-to-City Exchange.

Ira’s additional activities:

  • Leadership Rome
  • Past president, Rodeph Shalom Congregation.
  • Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce
  • Past member of Exchange and Rotary Clubs.
  • Former board member DeSoto Theater Foundation.
  • Sports teams sponsor.
  • Spaghetti Suppers for Angel Express.
  • Past Chairman of Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation.
  • Emeritus board member of Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation.

Libby’s additional activities:

  • Past president Camellia Garden Club.
  • Friendship Force’s Georgia to Georgia Exchange in 1990.
  • Independently collected and took relief to Georgia for many years.
  • Designed the logos for Rome Federation of Garden Clubs & Symphony Debutantes.
  • Former board member Rome History Museum.
  • New Romans.
  • Volunteered time, art, food and design work for many Rome organizations’ fundraisers.

Ira and Libby have three children: Sam, Ben and Liz.

Nominated by Shane Walley, who says, ”From a very young age, I have seen firsthand the love, generosity and devotion Ira and Libby have displayed toward Rome and its citizens. I am extremely proud they are being honored by the Heart of the Community. I can’t think of a more  deserving couple.”