Mayor Condon joins effort to recognize national service

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 1 at 6:40 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Spokane Mayor Condon planned to join more than 1,500 mayors from across the country Tuesday for the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems.

More than 400 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serve in Spokane.

“Service is a vital resource for our city,” said Mayor Condon. “AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers make our city a better place to live. I am grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of these citizens, who are helping make our great city stronger, safer, and healthier.”

Monday, Mayor Condon issued a proclamation to thank national service members for
their commitment to strengthening Spokane through service and volunteering. In addition, three recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award were recognized.

On Tuesday, Condon was scheduled to join national service members in a service project coordinated by the NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 (NEWESD101) and Habitat for Humanity. The Habitat for Humanity home is part of a three building lot. One home is completed and the others have two refugee families ready to move in, including a father who was part of Sudan’s ‘Lost Boys.’

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