Erin Kilbride is the recipient of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Sheridan award.
The Spirit of Sheridan award honors a business or individual who volunteers countless hours for the betterment of the Chamber and the local area. The recipient must demonstrate vision, ambition and drive to serve the community and the mission of the Chamber.
Kilbride was presented the award during the Chamber’s Awards of Excellence ceremonies earlier this week.
The executive director of the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton and Ranchester, a position she’s held since 2007, Kilbride was described as having a passion to help others and a person who believes in giving opportunities. She was credited with pouring her heart and soul not only into her job as the community center but into many hours of volunteer work.
Kilbride was elected last November to the board of the Northern Wyoming Community College District and currently serves on the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority board.
She has served, or currently serves, on a number of other boards including the Wellness Council of Sheridan County, Sheridan KidsLife and the Center for a Vital Community. She is currently board chair for the Center for a Vital Community.
She volunteers time for The Food Group, Habitat for Humanity, Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation, Antelope Butte, the UYMCA and Sheridan County School District 1. She also is a trustee for the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation.