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John and Liz Chattin

John and Liz Chattin are lifelong residents of Martin County. As graduates of Shoals High School, Martin County has been home for as long as they can remember. In fact, John has grown up on the White River all his life and as Liz says, “He knows every inch of it. If there is a change in the ripple, John is able to pick up on it.” They have both worked locally throughout their adult careers; John worked at National Gypsum and the Martin County Highway Department, and Liz at NSWC Crane. In their free time, John and Liz enjoy traveling. They in fact have been to over forty states over their lifetime thus far. When they are not traveling, John is an avid gardener and extremely generous with the bounties of his garden. He is always prepared to help anyone who needs it. On the other hand, Liz participates in multiple boards across the county to take up much of her time. Martin County and its foundation is held in a special place in the Chattin’s hearts. Their continuous work towards the community goes unspoken too often.

Liz became a board member of the Martin County Community Foundation in 2014. She currently serves as the MCCF Board President as well as the President of the Community Foundation Partnership. She also serves on the Shoals Public Library Board of Trustees. She has served this board for eight years and held a secretary position for four of them. What motivates her to serve our county as graciously as she does is purely the fact she wants to see Martin County kept up and she envisions their good deeds making a lasting impression. Improvements to the county are far and wide, but Liz believes they are in reach and strives to keep Martin County’s reputation at an all-time high. John, on the other hand, had much less free time in his prime. He worked many 7 day weeks for 32 years. He is, however, a very giving and unselfish man. Several years ago, John received a civilian meritorious award from the Indiana State Police Commissioner and an Outstanding Citizen Award from the Martin County Sheriff's Department for going above and beyond in the lifesaving rescue of a man that had fallen from a railroad bridge into the cold, high waters of the White River. When John heard of the incident at home, he was able to get his boat running, find the worker in the water, and carry him to safety. This is one of multiple saves John has performed over the years. As stated earlier, “John knows every inch of the river”, and the county is beyond grateful that he does.

Martin County has been good to John and Liz. A beautiful life has been built over the years spent in the county. Since then, they have wanted to do something to give back. Having seen first-hand the value of permanent endowments through Liz’s work on MCCF Board, John and Liz decided to establish a fund that would benefit charitable causes locally, now and in the future. The John T. and Elizabeth J. Chattin Community Fund is a permanent endowment that will help meet the ever-changing community needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time a gift is made. This unrestricted fund is a way the Chattin’s can watch the county stay kept up and thriving. By starting the fund now, they will be able to watch their fund grow and do good in the community they love. Their fund helps leave a legacy within the Chattin family name. Their efforts and donations toward our beloved community is something we, as one community, will cherish forever.

 

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