Rekich named Meadville Tribune Person of the Year


Feb. 4, 2020

Aaron Rekich, a 2005 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in health and physical education, was named the 2019 Meadville Tribune Person of the Year.

Rekich, who is the executive director of the Meadville Area Recreation Complex, was recognized for improving the community by expanding youth ice hockey programs, which included launching the Sidney Crosby Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program and receiving a $50,000 grant from the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Rekich also led efforts to resurrect a summer parks program in Meadville.

The recognition was part of the Meadville Tribune's year-end series about people who have made a difference in the lives of their Crawford County neighbors.