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Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer Awards


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About

Volunteers shoveling pine straw

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.

2024 Awards

Two volunteers putting trash from the stream in a garbage bag

Event Information

Date: May 14, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts (2 East South St. Raleigh, NC 27601)

Categories

A group of park volunteers posing in front of the Tarboro Road Park sign

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.

Previous Recipients

Park volunteers picking up trash

Alpha Phi Omega Iota Lambda, Award of Excellence

2023 Recipient List  

Category

Name

Harvey Karsevar Award Grady Johnson
Outstanding Athletic Volunteer Brian Cox
Colby Freeman
Bob Franks
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

Contact

 

Mary Owens
mary.owens@raleighnc.gov

Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Board, Commission or Committee:
Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board
Related Services:
Raleigh Parks Volunteer Program

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