City volunteers thanked at reception
Volunteers contributed 20,374 hours to the Paso Robles community in 2015
–The City of Paso Robles hosted a volunteer appreciation reception and proclamation during the council meeting on Apr. 5 to show its appreciation for the many dedicated volunteers who work within the community.
Receiving the proclamation on behalf of all city volunteers were President of the Library Foundation and library volunteer Jan York, and Library Volunteer Coordinator Suzanne Robitaille.
Mayor Steve Martin spoke on behalf of the council and thanked all volunteers for their commitment to civic engagement. “We want to thank our volunteers for everything that you do for our community,” he said.
Director of Library and Recreation Services Julie Dahlen said Paso Robles is known for its spirit and that is illustrated keenly through the city. “We have profound respect and appreciation for our Paso Robles volunteers,” she said.
National Volunteer Week April 10-16 is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. Since then, every U.S. President has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week.
For more information on volunteer opportunities with the city, visit www.prcity.com/services/volunteer.