Mayors Gather at Vol State to Recognize Service WorkThe Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service brought governmental leaders from across the area to Vol State on Tuesday for a special event highlighting the importance of service work in the community, and the contributions of Vol State students, faculty and staff in that effort. More than 1,750 mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico participated. The local mayors presented proclamations recognizing the day and how service benefits their communities. It’s estimated that more than 6,300 people, of all ages and backgrounds, are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Tennessee. This year, the Corporation for National and Community Service says it will commit more than $15 million to support Tennessee communities through national service initiatives.
Pictured: The Mayors pose for a picture with students from the Vol State Service Learning Club during the recognition event. Left to right: Adam Parks, student, White House; Mike Carter, Mayor of Westmoreland; Anthony Holt, Sumner County Executive; Jo Ann Graves, Mayor of Gallatin; Nina Harris, student, Westmoreland; Mike Arnold, Mayor of White House; Dr. Mani Hull, Executive Director, Tennessee Campus Compact; Scott Sprouse, Vice-Mayor of Hendersonville; Davis Carr, student, Hendersonville; Kenneth Wilber, Mayor of Portland; Jeric Moore, student, Gallatin; and Dr. Rick Parrent, director of Service Learning at Vol State.