Each year in April, the Dubuque National Service Partnership joins the rest of the nation in the Mayor's Day of Recognition. This event is designed to acknowledge the importance of National Service and the impact that National Service Members are having on meeting critical needs in our community through service.
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The 2015 Mayor's Day of Recognition was held on April 7, 2015, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Harbor Room at the Diamond Jo Casino. Doors opened at 1:00 p.m. with program and awards presentation to beginning at 1:30 p.m. 14 amazing volunteers were nominated by individuals from the community for either the Champion of Service Award or Impact Award.
Mr. Jack Frick won the Champion of Service Award for his time and dedication at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
"With a lively personality, bright outlook, and a contagious smile, Jack Frick has been improving the face of Dubuque for the past 35 years as a volunteer at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Jack has seen the Transformation of Marshall Park from a barn and field to over sixty acres of beautiful gardens. He inspires and leads the way for hundreds of dedicated volunteers who aspire to follow in his footsteps. Jack's enthusiasm, inspiration, and influence on the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will continue to make dramatic difference in the lives of visitors, volunteers, and the community." - Portion of the Recommender's nomination for Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service Champion of Service Award.
Mr. Nicholas Coleman won the Impact Award for his dedication to Loras College Dance Marathon.
"Nick Coleman a driven dedicated leader for the Loras College Duhawk Dance Marathon, plays a crucial role in creating the number one-ranked Dance Marathon in the entire country. Nick, a spirited and passionate leader, is a model of dependability and inspiration to fellow colleagues and volunteers. He has developed the unique and impressive ability to quickly adapt to a variety of challenges and obstacles and create positive outcome. Nick has coordinated successful efforts an event that makes a profound impact in the lives of thousand of children yearly." - Portion of the Recommender's nomination for Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service Impact Award