Joanne Holbrook Patton Community Service Award

Purpose of Award

  1. To recognize and honor an individual who has exhibited a long standing commitment to volunteerism and/or community service (10 years or more)
  2. To inspire others to volunteer and participate in local community service efforts for the betterment of our two towns.
  3. To demonstrate The Community House’s commitment to promoting community spirit and local volunteerism.


Nominee must be a resident of Hamilton or Wenham and may not be compensated for the efforts for which they are nominated.


Nominations will be collected and reviewed annually by the Executive Committee of The Community House Board of Directors.  The honoree will be announced in the Spring and honored at the annual Spring fundraising event.  This is intended to be a one-time award to each recipient.

Now accepting nominations for 2024! Click Here to download the nomination form.
The Community House is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 Joanne Holbrook Patton Community Service Award, Peter Stewart! This award was at the Bloom to Grow fundraising event on May 11th, 2023. Read the full article here.
To read the poem that Peter shared during his award acceptance, click here.
Interview with Joanne Patton: