Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith and City Council President Loren Simmonds were among the city officials on hand to honor and recognize the city’s hundreds of volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner Wednesday night at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
Smith noted that National Volunteer Week is April 6-12 but that Lynnwood was ahead of the rest in paying tribute to its volunteers.
In his remarks, Simmonds noted that last year 320 volunteers worked nearly 26,000 hours, enhancing the safety and livability of their community. Volunteers provided the equivalent of about 12 full-time employees.
“We really do need you,” Simmonds said.
Volunteer groups included the Arts Commission, Civil Service Commission, Friends of the Library, Historical Commission, Library Board, Neighborhoods and Demographic Diversity Commission, Parks and Rec Board, Planning Commission, Public Facilities Board, Tourism Advisory Board, Aquatic Volunteers, EdCC LEAF and Parks Volunteers, Heritage Park, Parks Foundation, Senior Center, Fire Corps, Police Volunteers, Explorers, Citizens Patrol, Volunteers in Public Safety and Water Quality Samplers.