The Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce and the City of Troy are proud to announce the installation of the first twenty Hometown Hero banners in downtown Troy.  “This banner project has taken a bit longer that we initially thought but we believe the wait will be worth it” said Dawn Mushill, Executive Director, Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce.  “When we opened the box of printed banners, we all got chills.  So many deserving people have been nominated” said Mushill.
    The Hometown Hero banner idea was initiated by City of Troy employee Don Kramlich, who made the suggestion to the Chamber, that a program be created to honor our local heroes.  Don was employed by the City of Troy for 20 years but unfortunately passed away in 2021.  A banner was created in his honor.  Patti Daniel also assisted in moving the project forward, suggesting the idea to Mayor Nonn.  She was the first to purchase a banner in honor of her husband it is displayed at Troy City Hall.  
    The banners represent a variety of Troy heroes - military, first responders, educators, government officials, public servants, volunteers & business owners!  Families and friends nominated these very deserving individuals to be featured on the banners in downtown Troy.  The City of Troy will install the banners starting at the four-way stop at Main and Market and stretch down all four streets.  
    If you wish to nominate someone for the next round of banners, the deadline for the next round of banners is set for December 31, 2022.  Those banners will be installed in the spring of 2023.