Bob Snyder wins McCann Award

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Bob Snyder is the winner of the prestigious 2011 McCann Award for community service. “I’m deeply honored,” said Snyder. “I enjoy what I do for Auburn. I never thought I would receive this.” Named after longtime Auburn Journal business manager Vernon Gould McCann, the McCann Award is given to an individual who volunteers time, energy and talent to better Auburn — and Snyder reflected all of that, according to the selection committee. A construction project manager drawn to the area during the development of Winchester Country Club some 15 years ago, Snyder quickly immersed himself in community involvement. He received the Exemplary Community Volunteer Service Award from the city of Auburn in 1998, and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce in 2010. In between, he has volunteered for countless community projects, served on the Auburn City Council and as mayor, was a co-founder of Leadership Auburn and has fought tirelessly for fire protection and recreational opportunities in the American River Canyon. Snyder will be among other top citizens and organizations honored at the annual State of the Community Awards dinner on Friday, April 15, at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. For tickets, call (530) 885-5616. A more in-depth profile of Snyder will appear in a future edition of the Journal. ~ Staff report