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County Board member Michael “Doc” Holliday (District 8), Auditor Rick Faccin, County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan, Bishop John Williams and County Board member Gussie Glasper (District 23).
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(From left) Madison County Board Chairman Alan J. Dunstan, Bishop John Williams and Madison County Auditor Rick Faccin.
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Auditor Rick Faccin recently was presented the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award by the New Shining Light Community Outreach Ministry in Venice.
In presenting the award, Bishop John Williams said Faccin has always stepped forward to help the people of the Venice, Madison, Eagle Park and Granite City.
“Through the years, Rick Faccin has touched thousands of people in the Tri-City (Granite City, Madison and Venice) area,” Williams said. “Mr. Faccin deserves this recognition, which honored the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King and his words of love, nonviolence and equality, because of his constant support and charitable donations. For the last 12 years, Mr. Faccin came to our community to help serve food to our people. It didn’t matter if it was an election year or not. He has shown that he cares for our people and for that we thank him.”
The award was presented during the church’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance and Humanitarian Awards Program, a celebration held by the church for the last 19 years.
This award comes alongside numerous other humanitarian and professional excellence awards received by Faccin throughout his years of service in the community.
Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan says he commends the auditor’s commitment to public service.
“Rick Faccin has been serving Madison County for more than two decades through his positions in public service and his personal humanitarian work,” Dunstan said. “Receiving the MLK Humanitarian Award recognizes his dedication to helping the people in our county. This is a shining example of the work that county officials put into serving the people of Madison County personally and professionally.”