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Posted on: April 2, 2019

National Service Recognition Day 2019

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The City of Winooski is proud to celebrate National Service Recognition Day with our AmeriCorps partners!

During the meeting held on 4/1/19, Winooski City Council signed a proclamation officially recognizing Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 as National Service Recognition Day:

  • WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and
  • WHEREAS, the nation’s elected leaders are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet their needs; and
  • WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants address the most pressing challenges facing our communities; they educate students for 21st century jobs, fight the opioid epidemic, respond to natural disasters, and support veterans and military families; and
  • WHEREAS, national service expands economic opportunity by creating more sustainable, resilient communities and providing education, career skills, and leadership abilities for those who serve; and
  • WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants serve in more than 50,000 locations across the country, bolstering the civic, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations that are so vital to our economic and social well-being; and
  • WHEREAS, national service participants increase the impact of the organizations they serve, both through their direct service and by managing millions of additional volunteers; and
  • WHEREAS, national service represents a unique public-private partnership that invests in community solutions and leverages non-federal resources to strengthen community impact and increase the return on taxpayer dollars; and
  • WHEREAS, national service participants demonstrate commitment, dedication, and patriotism by making an intensive commitment to service, a commitment that remains with them in their future endeavors; and
  • WHEREAS, the Corporation for National and Community Service shares a priority with local leaders nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives, and strengthen communities; and is joining with the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, Cities of Service, and local leaders across the country for National Service Recognition Day on April 2, 2019.
  • NOW, THEREFORE, the Mayor and City Council of Winooski, Vermont do hereby proclaim April 2, 2019, as National Service Recognition Day, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our community, to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.

Download the signed proclamation.

To compliment National Service Recognition Day, the City also participated in Mayor's Appreciation Day, where Mayor Kristine Lott joined ECO AmeriCorps and the Lake Champlain Committee for "April Stool's Day" - an annual event where service members coordinate clean-ups of public parks removing dog waste and trash from local trails and walkways before spring runoff. The event's goal is to improve water quality in the Lake Champlain watershed as well as highlight the service provided by AmeriCorps members all over Vermont. 

We'd also like to thank our Vermont Youth AmeriCorps members Oliva Miller and Sarah Franco for their continued commitment to Winooski! Their service provides the City with vital opportunities for volunteer engagement and programming through our Community Services Department.

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