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City of Tualatin honors volunteers with dinner, awards

The city of Tualatin expressed appreciation for its volunteers with a dinner Monday at the Juanita Pohl Center.

Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden read a proclamation acknowledging and praising the city's volunteers before presenting awards for outstanding volunteerism to individuals and clubs.

Award recipients were:

• Emily Carl, Outstanding Youth Volunteer

• Angel Ramirez, Outstanding Youth Volunteer

• Alan Feinstein, Outstanding Adult Volunteer

• Randy Ito, Outstanding Adult Volunteer

• Thea Wood, Outstanding Lifetime Achievement

• Tualatin High School Key Club, Outstanding Group Volunteer

Volunteers put in more than 26,000 hours on the city's behalf over the past year, Ogden said.

"That's like 13 full-time employees," he remarked. "There's some cities in Oregon that don't have 13 employees, total.”

The Tualatin City Council declared the week to be Volunteer Appreciation Week.

The proclamation read Monday by Ogden concluded, "The City of Tualatin takes great pleasure in honoring the volunteers of our community and conveying our sincere gratitude and appreciation for their committed, selfless, and compassionate efforts; They Are Simply the Best!"

By Mark Miller
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