John Belanich is a 60+ year Port Washington resident who is a superb example of the Community Chest’s motto: “The People of Port Helping the People of Port.” For more than 45 years, he has been devoted to the betterment of our community and to the welfare of Port Washington residents in need. John served on the board of Littig House Community Center for 15 years and was its thoughtful and caring Chairman from 1997-2002. He advanced the Littig House mission on many fronts and was a voice for the Harbor Homes and Cow Bay communities. In the 1990’s and through 2003, John served in many roles and was a Board Member, Officer and member of the Executive Committee of the Community Chest. He was unreservedly devoted to helping all Community Chest grantees and thoughtfully volunteered for several of them in addition to his Community Chest board service. For John, his most meaningful commitment has been his person-to-person service. For 45 years, John has been active with the Port Washington conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, located at St. Peter of Alcantara Church, providing help to his Port Washington neighbors who are in need and suffering.
The Community Chest of Port Washington is proud to honor John Belanich for his lifetime of service as our 2018 Citizen of the Year.