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City honors volunteers

July 14, 2017

Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 14, 2017

City honors volunteers

On Wednesday, July 12, Volunteer Tyler hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Day for those who have dedicated time to serving as City volunteers. Volunteers were recognized by Mayor Heines in the City Council meeting and the 2017 Volunteer of the Year award was announced. This year’s Volunteer of the Year was awarded to David Lee, Jr., who has volunteered at the Tyler Public Library in the Resources Division for the past year.

Other volunteers were honored with Top Star awards. Russell Korbol, Margie Johnson, and William Etuk are Top Stars for being the top three volunteers with the most hours.

The City has more than 350 volunteers serving in 31 different departments and facilities throughout the organization. Volunteer Tyler encourages participants to use their talents and skills to make our community a better place to live, work and visit. Volunteer opportunities include clerical work, special event assistance, database entry and maintenance, filing and more. This program aids the City’s mission for full transparency in local government by providing citizens the opportunity to take part in a department’s daily activities and events. Volunteer efforts help City staff to better respond to the needs of Tyler’s citizens and visitors, ensuring the City provides the most efficient and quality services to the community.

“Last year alone, our volunteers collectively gave 7,237 hours of their time to the City of Tyler,” said Volunteer Tyler Coordinator Yolanda Prince. “That means the City was able to save $101,138 by utilizing volunteers through our program. We [the City] couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers.”

For more information on Volunteer Tyler, please contact Yolanda Prince at (903) 531-1100 or


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