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Precious volunteers

Invaluable to the City of Danville. That’s how City Manager Ron Scott described the 100 government-appointed committee volunteers who were honored Wednesday at Danville’s annual volunteer appreciation luncheon at the Danville Country Club. By participating in the 13 Danville city government committees and boards, these residents use their time and abilities to bring a wealth of experience which helps make our community a better place to live, he said.

“This community has a number of blessings,” said Danville Mayor Mike Perros, referring to the volunteer committee members. “No amount of city or county staff could accomplish what these volunteers help to do.”

“Your time is your most precious resource and our volunteers are helping our quality of life,” and the city appreciates this resource, Perros said.

Amy Barkman works on the Human Rights Commission.

Norma Gail Louis volunteers on several committees including the Cemetery, Sister Cities and Senior Citizens committees. She said, “I love volunteering. I’m doing the things now that I couldn’t do while I worked.”

The volunteers were given a small pin of a key to the city of Danville in appreciation for their service to this community.

Kathy Miles, left, on the Human Rights Committee, speaks with James L. Hunn of the Human Rights Committee and the Ethics Board.

Jane Brantley serves on the Beautification Committee.

Jennifer Kirchner serves on the Streetscapes Committee.

Charles Parks serves with Volunteers in Policing (VIP) committee.

Edna Coffman, left serves on the Senior Citizens Committee, while her friend Ruth Ryan serves on the Cemetery Committee.