City Celebrates Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service

Mayor Levar M. Stoney, along with Henrico County’s Deputy County Manager for Community Operations, Tim Foster, will spotlight the impact of national service in the Richmond region and thank those who serve during a 9 a.m. recognition ceremony tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4, for the fifth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. The event will be held at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, located at 1440 N. Laburnum Avenue.

More than 4,000 mayors and county officials from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico will hold public events and use both traditional and social media to highlight the value and impact of national service to the nation’s cities. This initiative is being led at the national level by the federal agency for service and volunteerism, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), along with Cities of Service and the National League of Cities. The City of Richmond has participated in the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service since its inception.

After the 9 a.m. event, sponsored by the city’s Office on Volunteerism and Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) initiatives, volunteers will join in performing the following service projects around the city and region from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Locations:                                                                 Description of Service Projects:
Evergreen Cemetery                                                  Remove invasive species; beautify the grounds
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center                           Create education/reading packets for elementary 
                                                                                   school children
If you are interested in attending this event and volunteering, please sign up here. Please visit the city’s N2N page to view a list of other upcoming volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions or need assistance with registering with N2N, please call (804) 646-6528.