Mayor, Gary Goosman
Whereas: More than 42,000 Ohioans of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Ohio.
Whereas: More than 65,000 hours of service, valued at $1,249,995, are provided in Athens County every year through volunteers in Americorps, VISTA, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and RSVP
Whereas: More than 13,000 seniors in Ohio contribute talents in one of three Senior Corps programs. Foster Grandparents serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to more than 3,800 young people who have special needs. Senior Companions help more than 1,300 homebound seniors and other adults maintain independence in their own homes. RSVP volunteers conduct safety patrols for local police departments, protect the environment, tutor and mentor youth, respond to natural disasters, and provide other services through more than 1,800 groups across Ohio.
Whereas: This year is the 40th anniversary of the Senior Companion program which allows our elders to stay living in their own homes with dignity and safety.
Whereas: The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development engages more than 200 volunteers in Athens County to serve in schools, Head Start Centers and at numerous other non-profits.
Whereas: Ohio University and Rural Action engage more than 25 Americorps volunteers each year contributing more than 40,000 hours of service to families and seniors in need in Athens County.
Whereas: Volunteers add to the vitality, health and prosperity of Amesville and other communities.
Whereas: This initiative is being led by the U.S. Conference of Mayors; the Corporation for National and Community Service; Cities of Service; and other organizations.
Therefore, I, Gary Goosman, Mayor of the Village of Amesville do proclaim April 1, 2014 “Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service” in Amesville, Ohio.
Gary Goosman, Mayor, Village of Amesville, Ohio