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April 18, 2016
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April as Volunteer Appreciation Month 2016

Mayor Dyer will call on Marcia Hope Goodwin, the City's Chief Service Officer and Director of Community Affairs & Human Relations, to introduce the proclamation.

National Volunteer Month inspires, recognizes and encourages people to find meaningful ways to engage in and serve their communities. Each April, Orlando celebrates and honors volunteers and national service members who support worthwhile activities in Orlando.  The City of Orlando is committed to encouraging volunteerism among its employees, citizens and partners.  The City is proud to be a Cities of Service Leadership City, engaging citizens and national service members in Orlando Cares:  Orlando's impact volunteering program, Operation Americorp, the Orlando Partnership for School Success (O-PASS) and in many other city operations.  

The President and Governor have designated April as Volunteer Appreciation Month, promoting the spirit of volunteerism nationally.  The city values its volunteers and encourages all residents to volunteer in our communities, while raising awareness of how volunteers and national service members improve lives.

Marcia Hope-Goodwin will introduce the volunteers and national service groups present before the Mayor reads the proclamation and takes a photo with the volunteers and national service members.

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Recommended Action:
Recognize the month of April as Volunteer Appreciation Month

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Marcia Hope Goodwin
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Department Date and Time
Communications 4/6/2016 9:58 AM
City Clerk 4/6/2016 10:04 AM

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Volunteer_Appreciation_Month_2016.docx Volunteer Appreciation Month Proclamation Backup Material

"Enhance the quality of life in the City by delivering public services in a knowledgeable, responsive and financially responsible manner."