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National Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service

National Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service

Corporation for National and Community Service brings elected officials together with AmeriCorps VISTAs to serve community

March 21, 2017 – Olympia, Wash. – 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, mayors and county officials will participate in the fifth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service on April 4, 2017. In Thurston County, United Way AmeriCorps VISTAs together with Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby will be building 500 hygiene kits to distribute through the Tumwater Community Schools program.

“As we create these hygiene kits in tandem with elected officials we will be educating them on the role that national service members play in our communities and on the service we conduct through programs like the Community Schools Program in Tumwater,” notes Ari Rogers, AmeriCorps VISTA lead at United Way of Thurston County.

WHEN:            10 am - 12:30 pm on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
WHAT:            Elected officials and AmeriCorps VISTAs make hygiene kits
WHERE:         TOGETHER! 1520 Iriving St SW, Suite A, Tumwater, WA 98512

Last year, 3,539 elected officials representing more than 178 million Americans participated in the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. The initiative is led by the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Cities of Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.