Mayor Patterson (Athens), Commissioner Eliason (Athens County) and Mayor Redfern (Crooksville) acknowledge the great work of Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion volunteers. Part of National Service: #Mayor4Service
A Proclamation April 4, 2017
Whereas: The Mayors' Partnership for Progress is a consortium of mayors and city managers from 13 counties (over 60 communities) in Southeastern Ohio.
Whereas: The purpose of the group is to provide a platform to share information and resources via open forums and invited presenters to better address common issues faced by municipalities throughout the region.
Whereas: The Mayors' Partnership for Progress represents Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Washington counties.
Whereas: More than 8,500 Ohioans of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Ohio.
Whereas: There are more than 800 volunteers in the region covered by the Mayor’s Partnership for Progress including Foster Grandparent volunteers, Senior Companion volunteers, RSVP volunteers and AmeriCorps volunteers.
Whereas: More than 7,000 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 3,200 young people who have special needs. Senior Companions help more than 3,100 homebound seniors and other adults maintain independence in their own homes. RSVP volunteers protect the environment, tutor and mentor youth, respond to natural disasters, and provide other services through more than 1,800 groups across Ohio.
Whereas: Volunteers add to the vitality, health and prosperity of Appalachian Ohio and other communities.
Whereas: In 2016, 3,539 elected officials representing more than 178 million Americans participated in the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. The initiative is being led by the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Cities of Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Therefore, I, Gary Goosman, Mayor of the Village of Amesville and President of the Mayor’s Partnership for Progress do proclaim April 4, 2017 “Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service” in Southeast Ohio.
Gary Goosman, Mayor, Village of Amesville
President, Mayors’ Partnership for Progress
Mayor Goosman is the website facilitator for MPP.