Fayetteville officials accept 2013 volunteer award

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Several Fayetteville officials were on hand last week to accept the city’s fifth straight Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year award.

The award, given each year by the governor’s office, the Arkansas Municipal League and the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division on Volunteerism, recognizes outstanding volunteerism throughout the state.

“Ours is truly a great city, a historic city, a vibrant and academic city, an environmentally-conscious city and a compassionate city, and a city in which our people makes who we are,” said Mayor Lioneld Jordan.

From a news release:

During 2013, a $14,550,641.58 economic impact was created by over 38,000 volunteers who gave over 657,000 hours toward improving their own lives and the lives of others in Fayetteville. This is an increase in 100,000 hours over last year.

The award ceremony took place at the Arkansas Municipal League’s Winter Conference, held Jan. 29-31 in Rogers.

Fayetteville has been recognized as a volunteer community eight times since 1982.