BEAVERCREEK – Lieutenant-General Richard V. “Dick” Reynolds (USAF retiree) will be the 70th recipient of the 2021 Presidents Club of Dayton Legion of Honor Citizen Award.

The award, awarded annually since 1951, is the oldest, most continuing and most prestigious recognition of volunteer servant leadership in the Dayton area.

Reynolds served in the United States Air Force for 34 years, retiring as the Vice Commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He had an illustrious career beginning in 1971 as a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and with his family served with distinction in Air Force missions and installations across the States United, according to a press release from the Presidents Club.

Retired, Reynolds, his wife Joani and their daughters Brittany and Tori settled in the Beavercreek area where Reynolds used his love of education, aviation, military service and history to volunteering in many community programs and projects.

He was a major fundraiser for WPAFB Fisher House II and the Dayton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fisher House. He is also a past chairman and chairman of the board of directors of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a responsibility that included raising over $ 39 million for the construction of the fourth major building of the National Museum of the United States. Air Force at WPAFB.

He is the co-founder, secretary and vice president of Regional Air Camp, Inc., which welcomes students and educators from across the United States, and teaches the importance of teaching science, technology, of engineering and mathematics, and paves the way for productive careers in STEM disciplines.

Reynolds is also a director of the United States Air and Trade Show and has served on advisory groups for the Dayton Development Coalition and the Beavercreek Schools Strategic Planning.

“Dick is a great example of what it means to have a real and lasting impact on his community,” said Mike Parks, President of the Dayton Foundation. “He is an incredible model of volunteer dedication, strategic thinking and enthusiastic leadership. We are so lucky and happy to have Dick here in our community.

Reynolds will be recognized at his annual luncheon on Thursday, October 7 at the Dayton Convention Center.

The Presidents Club of Dayton was founded in 1932 by a group of local business leaders who sought to support and stimulate the leadership of volunteer servants in the Miami Valley through the active participation of citizens in service clubs, churches, schools, nonprofits and government.