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Mayor seeks nominees for Volunteer of the Month Award

MARYSVILLE — If you know someone whose commitment and service to the community makes them the perfect candidate for Volunteer of the Month, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring wants to hear from you.

The Mayor's Volunteer of the Month Award is an opportunity to recognize Marysville citizens for their volunteer contributions and commitment to community service. Volunteers from all areas of Marysville are eligible. The voluntary service demonstrated should be unpaid and not an employment responsibility.

Now in its third year, the all-ages program has honored more than two dozen individuals and groups for their contributions, ranging from volunteering at the food bank and reading to school children to Eagle Scout park projects and community cleanups.

"Marysville has so many people and groups who answer the call to volunteer, and they do so humbly without asking for anything in return," said Nehring, who initiated the honors to recognize the community's unsung heroes. "These people are often the voice for — or the driving force behind — initiatives, actions and decisions that make Marysville an even more livable city."

Eligible nominees should be committed to making Marysville a better community through voluntary personal service to citizens and meeting community needs, whether through direct service, board service or administrative volunteering. Individuals or groups may be nominated by an individual, agency, corporation or organization. Nominees must be residents of Marysville.

Because this award program is ongoing, there is no deadline for submitting nominations.

Download the nomination form from the city's website at http://marysvillewa.gov/volunteerofthemonth.

Send your completed form by postal mail in care of the Executive Assistant in the Mayor's Office, 1049 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270, by fax to 360-651-5033 or by email to Community Information Officer Doug Buell at dbuell@marysvillewa.gov.

Nehring honors volunteer award recipients at regular City Council meetings on either the second or fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of Marysville City Hall, located at 1049 State Ave. Recipients are recognized through a variety of venues and presented with a framed certificate, a city coffee mug and other items.

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