Rich has been recognized by 4 different Iowa Governors for his public service

In 2000, Rich  received a Governor’s Volunteer of the Year Award from Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. The award was given for the advocacy for the blind, working with blind children and for assisting their parents.

1986  Named “Handicapped Iowan of the Year” by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

“1986 Handicapped Iowan of the Year” from Gov. Terry Branstad

1981 Profiled in LIVING IN IOWA January, 1981. This is a program produced by Iowa Public Television

1980 Appointed by Iowa Governor Robert Ray for a 3 year term, as one of  three Commissioners overseeing programs for the blind in Iowa

1975 Sioux City’s Jaycee Man of the Year

1975 Honorary Chairman for the Siouxland Muscular Dystrophy Telethon


Rich at a fundraiser 11/2010 (left) Terry Branstad

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