The Edward W. Santos Community Service Award

Recognizing individuals who exemplify Ed's dedication to community service.

Why "The Ed Award" Matters

In a world where communities are often divided, and fewer individuals are willing to serve, Ed Santos was a rare gem. He selflessly gave his time, expertise, and resources to make Plymouth a better place. His impact was profound, leading to economic revitalization and the creation of countless job opportunities. The award aims to reignite the spirit of community service in Plymouth and celebrate those who, like Ed, dedicate themselves to their community.

Our Mission and Purpose

The Mission of the Edward W. Santos Community Service Award is to honor the legacy of Edward W. Santos, to celebrate individuals who give of themselves, their resources, and knowledge to make Plymouth better, and to inspire others to be good community servants.

Edward W. Santos Community Service Award 2023 Recipient Michael R. Landers Plymouth

We Are Thrilled to Recognize our Inaugural Recipient

Michael R. Landers

 – 2023 "The Ed Award" Recipient –

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“Mike Landers, as a person and a community servant, exemplifies the best of Plymouth, he, much like Ed Santos, answered the call when needed, has been part of the Plymouth success story, and has continued to give of himself, his expertise and resources to make Plymouth better.”


Celebrating Ed's Legacy

Edward “Ed” Santos dedicated his life to Plymouth's community, leaving an indelible mark. He was a devoted servant with many remarkable contributions to numerous organizations. Ed's legacy includes his role as the President of the Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation, where he played a pivotal role in revitalizing the local economy. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Ed was a man of great faith, a mentor, and a guiding light to many in Plymouth.

Nominate a Community Service Leader

Each year, we invite nominations from the Plymouth community. These nominations are carefully considered by the Edward W. Santos Community Service Award Board of Directors. The selected individual is announced in November, and their name is added to a permanent tribute that cites the year of their recognition. The award is presented as part of an annual celebration.