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Donald Crain, member of Frost Brown Todd (FBT) in West Chester, has been announced as recipient of the Silver Beaver Award by the Dan Beard Council. The award, the highest recognition a council can present to a volunteer leader, is given by the National Council Boy Scouts of America to individuals who have had an outstanding impact on local youth over an extended period of time through “continued, unselfish and effective service.” Crain has served as District Chairman of the Fort Hamilton (Butler County) District and as a member of the Council Board of Directors. He has actively served the Boy Scouts of America since 2006 and will be officially recognized with the award at two separate events in 2015.

As an attorney, Crain started the FBT Government Services practice group, now one of the premier public sector legal teams in the firm’s eight-state region. The team provides legal services to some of the largest public entities in its footprint, including the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton in Ohio. Crain currently represents clients in matters related to Ohio township, municipal and school law, as well as public and private sector labor and employment law. He regularly handles arbitrations, labor contract negotiations, administration and litigation for a wide range of clients. Over the years, he has negotiated more than 400 labor agreements for public sector employers, including more than 225 in the area of public safety. Crain also serves on the Miami University Board of Trustees, currently as immediate past chairman. He has served as chairman of the Fairfield Civil Service Commission and as president and founding board member of the Middletown Branch American Heart Association.

FBT’s West Chester office opened in January 2009 and is led by member-in-charge Scott Phillips. The office currently has about 20 attorneys, many of whom are long-time residents of the West Chester area.