About 2024 Awards Categories Previous Recipients
Volunteerism plays a vital role in determining the quality of life for the citizens of Raleigh and in the diverse and numerous offerings of the Raleigh Parks Department. No one exemplified the spirit of volunteerism more than Fred Fletcher.
The Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards honor Fred's 54 years of dedicated service to Raleigh Parks by honoring the volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the programs and services offered by the Department.
Date: May 14, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts (2 East South St. Raleigh, NC 27601)
Award of Excellence
Presented to a person who exhibits the best example of voluntary action to improve the quality of services and/or facilities of the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department. Contributions of this volunteer should have a continuing impact on the equality of services or facilities offered by the department.
Outstanding Financial Contributor
Presented to an individual or organization that has made a significant donation (Monetary or in-kind) to the department.
Outstanding Athletic Volunteer
Presented to a volunteer who demonstrates a high degree of personal commitment needed to organize, teach, and instill, good sportsmanship, and enhance the Athletic Program.
Outstanding Greenway Volunteer
Presented to an individual or group who has consistently demonstrated devotion to the care or enhancement of the City’s greenway system.
Outstanding Adopt-a-Park Volunteer
Presented to an individual or group who has consistently demonstrated care above and beyond the call of duty for a specific Raleigh park as a leader in the City’s Adopt-A-Park program.
Outstanding Adult Program Volunteer
Presented to an individual that demonstrates a high commitment and effort towards the enhancement of Active Adult Programs.
Outstanding Volunteer Group/Organization
Presented to a group or organization that contributes time or talent to enhance park facilities and/or programs.
Outstanding Park Volunteer
Presented to an individual who has consistently demonstrated devotion to the care or enhancement of a City park.
Outstanding Project Volunteer
Presented to a volunteer who shares time and effort towards the enhancement of a specific park-related project.
Outstanding Program Volunteer
Presented to a volunteer who shares time, talent, and efforts towards the enhancement of a specific program.
Outstanding Teen Volunteer
Presented to a teen that demonstrates a high degree of commitment to a program, event, or park.
Outstanding Specialized Recreation Volunteer
Presented to an individual that demonstrates a high degree of commitment towards the enhancement of the specialized recreation services program.
Outstanding Cultural Resources Volunteer
Presented to an individual or group who has consistently demonstrated devotion towards the enhancement of historic resources, arts, cultural, and/or diversity programs.
|2023 Recipient List|
|Harvey Karsevar Award||Grady Johnson|
|Outstanding Athletic Volunteer||Brian Cox
|Outstanding Financial Contributor||Anthony Lucas|
|Outstanding Greenway Volunteer||Gus Vandermeeren|
|Outstanding Adopt-A-Park Volunteer||The Men of Southeast Raleigh (Anthony Pope)|
|Outstanding Adult Program Volunteer||Lauren Llewellyn|
|Outstanding Specialized Recreation Program Volunteer||Bill Rose|
|Outstanding Volunteer Group||Milbrook HS FCCLA (Lisa Ellstrom)|
|Outstanding Project Volunteer||Angela White|
|Outstanding Park Volunteer||Robert Clark|
|Outstanding Program Volunteer||Richard Bostic|
|Outstanding Teen Volunteer||Cordelia McKelvy|
|Outstanding Cultural Resources Volunteer||Sertoma Park Artists Association (Linda Hames)|
|Award of Excellence||Michi Vojta|