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Gordon awarded top Chamber honor

Brenda Gordon(McConnellsburg) Brenda Gordon of F&M Trust was one of several of Fulton County’s finest who received top honors during Saturday evening’s annual celebration of excellence and distinction hosted by the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Promotion at the McConnellsburg Fire Hall. 

Gordon, the bank’s Penns Village Office Manager, was named the 2012 Outstanding Citizen. Recognized for her extensive background in community involvement, she has served as Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism President, Board Member, and Executive director, as well as a number of other roles. She has also been involved with other organizations, including serving as Secretary/Treasurer for the Fulton County CARD.

In accepting the prestigious award, Gordon remarked, “One never realizes the impact you make on another’s life of community until something like this recognition comes along. You think you are just doing what’s supposed to be done and most of the time you do it just because you want to. You’re not doing anything special or out of the ordinary – just trying to be a thoughtful person, to do the right thing, hopefully at the right time.”

A native of Fulton County and McConnellsburg resident, Gordon has nearly 42 years of continuous banking experience. She is a graduate of the inaugural Commercial Lending Program at Bucknell University and has completed multiple banking courses offered by the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) and American Bankers Association (ABA) over the course of her banking career.

F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg with over $1 billion in assets. With twenty-five community-banking offices in Fulton, Huntington, Franklin, and Cumberland Counties, the bank has offices in McConnellsburg, Hustontown, Orbisonia, Warfordsburg, St. Thomas, Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Marion, Mont Alto, Greencastle, Carlisle, Boiling Springs, Newville, Shippensburg, and Camp Hill.