Friends and family of the late Mayor Dick Pasco have established The Mayor Richard J. Pasco Youth Citizenship Endowment Fund at the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF). “Dick was a tireless advocate of creating opportunities for engagement of citizens in the local government process, particularly young people; therefore, the Mayor Richard J. Pasco Youth Citizenship Endowment will provide support for organizations with youth programs that emphasize civic involvement,” states Beverly Gard, one of the fund’s founders.
Mayor Pasco spent many years serving on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club, various positions with Kiwanis including Lieutenant Governor for Indiana, and over 20 years of public service on the City of Greenfield and Hancock County Councils. His community service culminated with his election to the office of Mayor of the City of Greenfield where he served tirelessly, even throughout his illness.
“With the passing of Mayor Dick Pasco in December 2013, we lost a brother, a colleague and a dear friend. Our community, however, lost a long-time, hard-working, dedicated and passionate public servant,” shares co-founder and brother to the Mayor, David Pasco. “Dick was always willing to dedicate tremendous amounts of time and effort to properly understand the issues at hand. He had a common sense approach to analyze the facts, the ability to listen to others in making decisions, and always put his community first. These are leadership traits that exemplify the qualities and the integrity that all public officials should strive to achieve.”
The permanent endowment will help jump start programs that shape future leaders in Hancock County. Co-founders, Tom Haines, Buzz Krohn, and Jason Horning join David Pasco and Beverly Gard in asking the community to make their charitable donations to the Hancock County Community Foundation-Mayor Pasco Fund at 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana. Contributions can also be made on-line by visiting giveHCgrowHC.org. The effort is being endorsed and enthusiastically supported by Mayor Chuck Fewell.
“Please join our effort to create a fund supporting youth programs that will preserve Dick’s legacy of service and love of community.”-Jason Horning