31 Mar Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service
Posted at 15:07h
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When: April 4, 2017
The nation’s mayors and county officials are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges. By unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have a positive and lasting impact – making our cities and counties better places to live.
To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, more than 4,000 mayors and county officials across the country will participate in the fifth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service on April 4, 2017.
On the local level, there are 325 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers who serve across Southwest Missouri, providing vital support to our residents. Programs include RSVP Springfield, sponsored by Council of Churches of the Ozarks; Foster Grandparent Program, sponsored by OACAC Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation; and AmeriCorps VISTA, sponsored by Mission: St. Louis.
Hear from Mayor Bob Stephens who will present a proclamation and speak on the impact of service. We hope you’ll join us for this free community event on Tuesday, April 4 at 10am at Christ Episcopal Church, 601 E. Walnut in Springfield. Like and follow on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1851463748443860/.