Lynnwood tips its hat to the city’s hundreds of volunteers

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Lynnwood City Council President Loren Simmonds and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith (right) salute the city’s volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition dinner Wednesday at the Lynnwood Convention Center (Photos by David Pan)

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.

Lynnwood City Councilmembers Ruth Ross, Ian Cotton and Sid Roberts are introduced at the city's annual Volunteer Recognition dinner.
Lynnwood City Councilmembers Ruth Ross, Ian Cotton and Sid Roberts (left to right, standing) are introduced at the city’s annual Volunteer Recognition dinner.

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.

 

Members of Lynnwood's Fire Corps are recognized for their service to the city.
Members of Lynnwood’s Fire Corps are recognized for their service to the city.
Marilyn Grey, a former teacher in the Edmonds School District, and Lynnwood Police Commander Wes Poppa were the emcees of the Volunteer Recognition dinner.
Marilyn Grey, a former teacher in the Edmonds School District, and Lynnwood Police Commander Wes Deppa (right) were the emcees of the Volunteer Recognition dinner.
  1. Thank you Lynnwood for a great evening. Nice people, good food and a lot of laughs–what more do we need. And, thank you Lynnwood for allowing me be a volunteer with the city.

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