Auburn volunteers to receive Presidential Service Awards

Ten Auburn volunteers will be honored for their volunteer contributions to Auburn during Monday’s City Council meeting that will be held at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 25 W. Main St.

Mayor Pete Lewis is urging citizens to join with him in honoring and recognizing the contributions volunteers of all ages have made in service of our community.

According to Lewis, “the spirit of volunteerism is an essential complement to our economy of limited resources, and much would be left undone were it not for generous volunteers giving unselfishly and generously of their time, talents and resources.”

During the meeting, Lewis and the Council will proclaim the week of April 18-24 as National Volunteer Week.

More than 100 City volunteers earned Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, contributing more than 36,000 hours of service to the City in the process. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is presented to volunteers who demonstrate commitment and inspire others to engage in volunteer service and is based upon the number of hours served by each individual.

Volunteers from Auburn Emergency Management, Auburn Police Department and Auburn Senior Center who are being honored for hours served from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 include:

Dacanay Estill - Bronze Award. Estill has contributed the most hours in the 14 and under age category.

Brian McDaniel - Silver Award. McDaniel has contributed the most hours in the 15-25 age category.

Mandy Rutherford - Bronze Award. Mandy Rutherford has contributed more than 130 hours in support of Auburn Emergency Management programs. She also received a 2010 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

Keith Thomson - Gold Award. Thomson has contributed more than 750 hours in support of Auburn Senior Center programs.

Judy Gaerttner - Gold Award. Gaerttner has contributed more than 900 hours in support of Auburn Police Department programs.

Rutherford Family (Bob, Beverly, Chris, Doug and Mandy) - Bronze Family Award. The Rutherford Family has contributed more than 290 hours in support of Auburn Emergency Management programs.

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