Sugar Land, TX ¬- The city of Sugar Land recently named
the 10 Volunteers of the Year.
"These individuals are part of a city program called
Serve Sugar Land that contributed 27,853 hours of volunteer service to the city
last year, equating to more than $687,690 in in-kind service donations,"
said Community Engagement Coordinator Kayla Lauhoff.
recognized for volunteering in city departments during the past year included:
. Becky Adams,
. Damon Brownd,
Community Assistance Support Team;
. Ron Fawcett,
Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association;
. Brenda Frye,
. Connie Guyton,
T.E. Harman Center;
. Tony Manna,
Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association;
Rodriguez, permits and inspections;
. Carmen Suarez,
. Trudy Thompson,
human resources; and
Voegtline, animal shelter.
Sugar Land's Serve Sugar Land program has coordinated
volunteer efforts in the city since 2007 as a way for the citizens of Sugar
Land and surrounding neighborhoods to become involved in their city government.
Each year city departments select and nominate a
volunteer who enhances the delivery of city services by sharing their skills
and fosters an atmosphere of community.
"The success of our city would not be possible
without the contributions of active, engaged citizens like the 10 we're
recognizing this year," said Director of Public Affairs Cindy Dees.
"We're extremely fortunate that so many people in our community have a
passion for service and freely partner with our champion workforce to ensure
Sugar Land remains an exceptional place to live. Citizen engagement continues
to be a top priority for our city, so we'll continue to look for ways to ensure
citizen participation, as well as opportunities to recognize their
efforts. These investments of time and resources
are part of what makes our community so special - it's something we routinely
refer to as 'The Sugar Land Way.'"
To learn more about how to become a volunteer with the
city of Sugar Land, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/volunteer
or call (281) 275-2329.
Serve Sugar Land Volunteers of the Year
and their staff nominators include (Front Row, L-R) Animal Services Manager
Kathryn Ketchum, Michael Voegtline, Human Resources Department Specialist Paula
Allen, Trudy Thompson, Recreation Coordinator Sandy Penman, Connie Guyton, Battalion
Chief Javier Crespo, Ron Fawcett, Carmen Suarez, Damon Brownd, Becky Adams,
Tony Manna (Middle Row) Police Lt. Wayne Coleman, Director of Finance Jennifer
Brown, Police Capt. Chris Thompson, Mayor Joe Zimmerman (Back Row)
Councilmember Amy Mitchell, Councilmember Himesh Gandhi, Councilmember Bridget
Yeung, Assistant City Manager Jennifer May, Councilmember Carol McCutcheon,
Councilmember Steve Porter and Councilmember Jennifer Layne. Not pictured is
Brenda Frye and Gabriel Rodriguez.