Mayor Wiza to Join Day of Recognition for AmeriCorps in Portage County
For the City Times
Submitted by Jackie Mathers, Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps Member
STEVENS POINT – On Monday, April 2, Mayor Mike Wiza will join thousands of city and county leaders across the country in a day of recognition to highlight the positive impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps in Portage County. Wiza will participate in National Service Recognition Day by meeting with local AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers.
The nation’s local leaders are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges at a time of fiscal constraint. More than 325,000 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serve in the United States, providing vital support to local residents.
At least 10 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps Volunteers are currently serving in Portage County. This event will recognize those from Central Rivers Farmshed, The Aging and Disability Resource Center, YMCA Farm to School, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, and the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association.
National Service Recognition Day activities in Stevens Point are part of a national bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service, thank those who serve, and to encourage citizens to give back.
WHAT: National Service Recognition Day
Special Guest, Mayor Mike Wiza and member Q&A panel
WHO: AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members in Portage County
WHERE: 1519 Water St., Stevens Point
The Aging and Disability Resource Center
WHEN: Monday, April 2 from 1 to 3 pm
The effort is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, and Cities of Service. For more information, visit NationalService.gov/RecognitionDay.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.