David B. Webb and Brenda Lloyd-Daniels are honored

Thursday was a time to bring honors and and time to remember. The honors came to David Webb and Brenda-Lloyd-Daniels. The memories were of the late John Burton and John A. and Helen Moore. The awards were presented at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce dinner-meeting at the Nanticoke Yacht Club. In 1987, a community service award was established in the name of John A. Moore, Jr. This year, Helen M. Moore has been added to the award, resulting in the John A., Jr. and Helen M. Moore Community Service Award. Webb is a life-long area resident and has committed countless hours in service to numerous projects that have improved the quality of life for many. He has been involved in the construction business since graduating from high school and started a business in the early 1950s. His vision for the quality of life in this area led to the development of several residential communities. As a member of Kiwanis for more than 45 years, Webb served in many leadership positions, including Lt. Governor of the Capitol District. He was instrumental in designing Kiwanis Park. Webb is a long-time member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and served as a board member and as president of the trustees. He is an American Legion member, is past-president and board member of the Delaware Manufactured Housing Association, and is a past board member and treasurer of the Northeast Manufactured Housing Association. Webb served on the board of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and was named Business Person of the Year in 1999 by the Chamber. Webb has been appointed to the Aging and Adults with Disabilities Governor’s Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee to the Sussex County Council. The Seaford Jaycees chose Webb Outstanding Young Man of the Year in 1964 and he was co-recipient of the Governor’s Handicapped Employment Award. Webb can be found working daily at the new Seaford Museum in the old Post Office building on High Street. He was instrumental in founding the original Seaford Museum and is passionate about the creation of the new museum. Webb annually awards the Rebecca Webb Stewart Award scholarship in memory of his daughter to a student wishing to further their studies in music. The revitalization of the downtown Seaford area and many community projects in Blades, including the new marina, owe much to the energy and vision of David Webb. Webb recalled how John A. Moore Jr. had helped him get his business started. He had been crippled by an accident and was “flat broke” at the time. Because of his financial help and guidance, Webb was able to start a successful housing development.

The Athena Award award celebrates the potential of women as valued leaders of the community and recognizes those who support them. Brenda Lloyd-Daniels of Seaford Burton received this year’s Athena Award. Due to vacation plans, Lloyd-Daniels was not at the awards ceremony, but was presented the award a week early. The late John Burton brought the award to the attention of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce in 1988. The chamber, with the support of the Seaford Business and Professional Women’s Club, selects the annual recipient. Lloyd-Daniels epitomizes the mission of the Athena award. She began her career with Seaford Burton as a receptionist in September 1976. She moved to an office position, then to a warranty position, and then to assistant service manager. Around 1983, Lloyd-Daniels became Parts Manager and three years later took the position of Service and Parts director. At that time she was a 29-year-old single mother of a four-year old. She remained in that role until the early 1990s when she became comptroller for Seaford Burton. A few years after that, she moved into her current position of general manager and vice president. Lloyd-Daniels credits John Burton for mentoring her and showing her strength, wisdom, vision and a purpose for her life. “The success-motivated person tends to measure his or her life in terms of money, power, status, achievement and recognition. The significant person places emphasis on a more spiritual view of life — generosity, empowerment of others, service, building up others and helping them develop solid relationships,” Lloyd-Daniels said of John Burton. In a male-dominated field, Lloyd-Daniels has demonstrated that a woman can carve out her own niche with integrity and honesty. She is a role model and mentor for other women in her field. She is very active in her church and other community activities. She is a past board member of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and volunteered her time as treasurer at the annual Towne & Country Fair. Lloyd-Daniels has demonstrated excellence in her business life and provides support and assistance for women in reaching their personal and professional goals.

Previous Athena recipients include: 1988-Sally Higgins, 1989-Mae Fleetwood, 1990-Dr. Susan Betts, 1991-Kilton “Tina” Fallon, 1992-Anne Nesbitt, 1993 Eleanor Jamison, 1994-Nancy Harper, 1995-Dr. Edith Villasenor, 1996-Dr. Marie Wolfgang, 1997-Dr. Diane Lubkeman, 1998-Dr Mary Ellen Woodruff, 1999-Ellen K. Hamilton, 2000-Dolores J. Slatcher, 2001-Cynde Parker, 2002-Sally Stewart.

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