Prior Award Winners


Brinling Award photo

The Fairview School Foundation Board of Directors has named Amy and Jeff Brinling as the recipients of this year’s Barbara F. Junker Community Service Award.  This prestigious award is presented annually to an individual, group, or organization which shares Mrs. Junker’s commitment to the Fairview School District and embraces the characteristics of dedication, loyalty, and community service.

Amy and Jeff have served the Fairview School District and community in all of these ways.  Together they spearheaded the Tiger Turf fundraising campaign and were responsible for bringing artificial turf to Fairview’s Jack Bestwick Stadium.  They served as Presidents of the Fairview Athletic Boosters for 3 years and were coordinators of Tiger Casino Night, the Tip-Off Tournament, Athlete of the Week, and several Senior Recognition ceremonies and annual banquets.  They also coordinated the outfitting of equipment and supplies for the concession stand upon completion of its construction. 

Amy served for more than 10 years on the Fairview School Foundation board and was President for 6 of those years.  She annually coordinated the Homecoming Fair and created the Foundation’s annual report.  Amy was an active participant on all Foundation committees.   She was often called upon and met with other school districts in the area and offered guidance as they sought to establish their own foundations. 

Amy worked for the district as the Public Relations Coordinator from 2004-2013.  She created the annual calendar and quarterly newsletters and coordinated numerous district events.  She could always be found with a camera in her hands.  She also participated in the district’s strategic planning efforts and served on several administrator hiring committees. 

Jeff and Amy are active members at Wayside Presbyterian Church where Jeff currently serves as an Elder and Amy is a former Deacon.  Jeff currently chairs the strategic planning committee and Amy is working as part of the Public Relations crew. 

Jeff works at Erie Insurance and is Sr. Vice President of Corporate Services.  He serves on numerous boards in the city including:  the Port Authority, Perry Square Alliance, and BEST – Bayfront Eastside Taskforce.  Jeff additionally served on the fundraising cabinet for the Erie City Mission. 

Amy and Jeff are proud Fairview alums, as are their three children, Nathan, Jeremy and Jessy. 


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