Dayna RyanDayna Ryan, former executive director of Arts for All Northern Michigan, has been named the 2017 recipient of Traverse City’s Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award.

Ryan was at the helm of Arts for All for two decades. She has also worked with Arc, the Dream Team, ACCESS Ability Volunteer Mentoring Program and NEMO (No One Ever Misses Out).

She “has made an immeasurable, positive impact on our community and is especially deserving of the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award,” a city press release said.

The award is presented to people who exemplify the city’s Human Rights Commission’s ideals and awardees are chosen by the Human Rights Commission.

Ryan will be presented the award Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the City Commission meeting. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the second-floor training room of the Governmental Center.