Dan Jovic’s Hometown Hero

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Parma is a city full of down to earth, hardworking people and resident Dianna Kall embodies that mentality of hardwork.

Dianna volunteers with the schools, the libraries and city hall where she's the citizen representative on the cities' Public Records Commission.

"Her energy and commitment to our city can't be touched by anybody else,” said Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter.

She's the public's eyes for all official city business.

"We wish we could carbon copy her. She's involved in everything, stays on top of stuff. And is a good neighbor. She lives a couple streets down from me,” added DeGeeter. “Real active. Knows everybody. And is just really proud of her community."

Community service is in Dianna's blood

"When it came down to volunteer work it was just an easy fit. The time was there, the people were there, the projects were there,” said Kall.

Dianna has fit in with the school district for the past 20 years, as a former PTA President from elementary through high school, and as a member of the Parma Senior High Alumni Association.

"She's got her hand in everything in a very positive way,” said Dr. Jeffrey Graham, Parma City Schools Superintendent. "She’s just very passionate, a great organizer, very coordinated. And understands where things need to be at the end."

"I know that the work that we've done [at the high school] and continue to do, is just a corner stone for what is happening with-in that building,” said Kall.

Dianna does all this and makes time for her family, while working her job with the Cleveland Metroparks as the Public Information Specialist.

"I tell my friends when they'll ask me sometimes, 'You're never home or what about this or you're never home', I just say you know what, "I live to serve and serve to live",” said Kall. “. I started that like a joke and it just continued on and on and on. And then I realized I was living to serve and serving to live.”

And it's all done to help the community around her.

 "Knowing that the city is striving forward, administration and the city officials can recognize, who the community members are and what they are able to offer. That's when you take ownership. That's when everybody really believes in that community,” said Kall.

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