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Orleans County Honorees


Jean Shervin was born and raised in Albion, New York and retired from Dr. Fernandez's medical practice. She is the mother of two daughters and one son and the grandmother of three.

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Jean has volunteered for the following community organizations: Salvation Army; Community Action Angels; Ladies of Charity; Catholic Daughters; Busy Buddies; Hospice; St. Vincent De Paul; Historical Society; Red Cross Blood drives; Albion Central School Alumni Foundation; Orleans County Office for the Aging; and, she is a member of Holy Family Church.

Jean has been volunteering all of her adult life. Helping others has always been her passion.

"Community involvement, giving back, and seeing my volunteering efforts help people are my greatest rewards," she said.


Jim Hancock has been a resident of Orleans County for most of his life (possibly his entire life) and has also been a resident of Medina for an extended time. He spent many years working for Orleans County at the Job Development Office. He is married to his wife Barb.

Jim Hancock

Jim has been a very active member of the local community serving with many organizations such as: United Way of Orleans County, where he has been a board member for 43 years; a member of the Medina Lions; a board member of the Medina Sandstone Society; a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk Committee; a member of the Medina Parade of Lights Committee; and a volunteer with the MAAC food pantry.

He has been on the Medina Tourism Committee, involved for past four years, currently as Chairman and event planner, and previous to that, the Medina Canal Taskforce, involved for five years, before folding in with the Tourism Committee. Jim is currently Treasurer of the Orleans County Umpires Association, as well as a current SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Counselor. Lastly, he is a selection committee member of the Medina Sandstone’s Hall of Fame.

He has been a fixture in Orleans County as a volunteer for more than 50 years.

Jim always believes in advancing the common good in his community and works to make sure that the members of his community receive the help and assistance that they need.

Jim likes knowing that he has helped members of his community, and believes that knowledge is the greatest reward, which is why his volunteerism is centered locally.