Longtime Seward public servant/ former Seward Mayor and Seward County Commissioner-Roger Glawatz of Seward was honored on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Seward County Ag Pavilion and presented the Seward County Community Service award by the July 4 Committee gathering to honor the 2020 Rotary Club Essay Royalty and other awardees. The award was announced at the recent Seward Fourth of July Celebration Committee meeting June 9 th at the Bottle Rocket Celebration Room at the Seward Fourth of July Celebration Committee meeting. The award is usually presented at the annual Seward Fourth of July Celebration Kick-Off Celebration, however it could not be held this year, due to the Corona-19 Virus.
Longtime Seward public servant/ former Seward Mayor and Seward County Commissioner-Roger Glawatz of Seward was honored on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Seward County Ag Pavilion and presented the Seward County Community Service award by the July 4 Committee gathering to honor the 2020 Rotary Club Essay Royalty and other awardees. The award was announced at the recent Seward Fourth of July Celebration Committee meeting June 9 th at the Bottle Rocket Celebration Room at the Seward Fourth of July Celebration Committee meeting. The award is usually presented at the annual Seward Fourth of July Celebration Kick-Off Celebration, however it could not be held this year, due to
the Corona -19 Virus.
 
The Seward County Community Service Award is a local award, presented since 1971 and was presented to Roger Glawatz and his wife Sharon, by City of Seward Mayor Josh Eickmeier and Jean Kolterman-the first recipient of the Seward County Community Service Award in 1971.
 
The award selection is based first on community nomination and there were 31 nominees this year for the award. The nominee names and resumes were distributed to 12 residents identified as community leaders from across Seward County. Each identified leader voted and ranked their top five!
 
“We had an obvious winner this year,” commented Jean Kolterman. “The selection committee voted and Roger’s name was almost on every ballot-he was by far, the choice of the voters and, while there were many deserving volunteers in competition for the honor, Roger is a great choice and most deserving. He has served the public as a true volunteer for decades and I am glad we are able to honor
him.”
 
The winner is presented with a special plaque and has their name engraved on the major award that hangs in the Seward Civic Center. The major plaque was donated to the Seward Fourth of July Committee by the Jones Bank in Seward. Glawatz will receive his engraved plaque and honored on the Seward Fourth of July Celebration Facebook in the July 4 Virtual Celebration, in the Seward Fourth of July Celebration 2020 Special Edition of the Seward County Independent. He, his wife Sharon and family will again be honored in person on July 4, 2021 at the Governor’s Reception and Grand Parade.
 
Glawatz served as the Mayor of Seward for 15 years, along with being a longtime Seward Councilman. He was elected and served as a Seward County Commissioner, serving as the Chair of the Commissioners. He is a member and active leader at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, has a
longtime commitment of leadership with Concordia University and served as President of the Seward Rotary Club- and enjoys memberships and activities with numerous groups and organizations, such as the Seward Chamber of Commerce and Seward County Visitors Committee. He is recently served as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Nebraska. He and his wife Sharon are both recently retired and live in Seward, Nebraska.