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Distinguished Citizen Award Presented

AIA Mid-Missouri awarded our 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award to Jim Crabtree, Vice President of Corporate Physical Assets for Central Bancompany, at a celebration in Jefferson City on October 20.  This award honors a member of our community who exemplifies the values and purposefully promotes the efforts of design professionals to maintain, protect and augment the fabric of the built environment.  He is this year's Champion of the Built Environment.

Mr. Crabtree's work at Central Bancompany has sought to maintain the high standards for the built environment and quality of life for staff and patrons alike.  As noted in his nomination letter, “Over time, Jim Crabtree has become synonymous with his employer’s appreciation for architectural advocacy.”

This year's celebration was held in the Merchant's Bank Building, a structure built in 1889 and renovated inside and out supervised by Mr. Crabtree, with careful attention to detail and historically appropriate design elements.  He has also been instrumental in guiding new construction for Central Bancompany, such as the new Central Bank Financial Center, Central Technology Services, and the development of a new Signature Bank facility for the company.