On Tuesday, June 10, longtime resident Jon Kreamelmeyer was recognized by the Frisco Town Council as one of “Frisco’s Finest.”
Kreamelmeyer moved to Summit County in 1970 to take a position as an English teacher and ski coach at Summit High School. Tuesday’s award was presented by Frisco Mayor Gary Wilkinson.
Wilkinson said Kreamelmeyer was worthy of recognition given his countless contributions to the Frisco and Summit County communities. From 1996 to 2002, Kreamelmeyer served on the Frisco Town Council.
He was elected to the Summit School District Board of Education in 2003 and served until 2011. He also had appointments as vice president and president.
Kreamelmeyer served as head coach of the Paralympic team from 1998 to 2006. Those contributions were recognized recently when Kreamelmeyer was inducted into the Visa Paralympic Hall of Fame following the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
“Jon is always staying involved in the community in one way or another and can always be seen at local events, pitching in to make Frisco a better place to live,” Wilkinson said. “Fortunately Jon put down his roots and I can’t express how much I appreciate it, how much the council appreciates it and how much the town appreciates everything that you have done.”
Kreamelmeyer, who has a reputation for being a friendly and sociable character, struggled to find the appropriate words after more than 20 people in attendance gave him a standing ovation.
“This is the first time in my life I don’t know what to say — I usually don’t have that problem,” Kreamelmeyer said. “Obviously, Frisco has been good to me. People always ask where would I go if I were to move and I can’t think of any other place I’d want to be.”
The Frisco’s Finest award was established in December 2012 to thank and honor citizens who are making a difference in the community.