Cheverly Recognizes Annual Volunteer Award Winners
As Mayor it is my honor and privilege to recognize, with consultation from the Town Council, two citizens or Community Groups whose efforts epitomize the spirit of volunteerism here in the Town of Cheverly. Volunteerism is the life blood of Cheverly.
While the Town Government provides great Public Safety and Public Works services it is our volunteer organizations that makes Cheverly a great place to live. For example; we are only half way through May and already volunteer organizations have: started the Tee-Ball Season, hosted the Weekday Nursery Truck Touch, hosted the Cheverly Plant Sale, and kicked off the Community Market Season.
What better day to honor this year’s award winners than a Cheverly Day, where volunteers from the Community Market and the Cheverly Day Committee have combined their effort to have one spectacular day.
This year’s winners are:
Mayor’s Award -Volunteer of the Year: Steve Brennan and Legion Post #108
Steve Brennan has led the American Legion’s efforts to create a bond between the Legion and Cheverly residents. In doing so, Steve has provided Cheverly residents with numerous opportunities to gather together and meet their neighbors. Cinco de Mayo, Halfway to St Paddy’s, the Chili Cook-off, a Beach Party and Movie Night are just a few of the events the Legion opened its doors and invited the community to join in.
For Fostering community spirit Steve Brennan is Cheverly’s Volunteer of the Year.
Jack Wheat Award: Progressive Cheverly
While some may see Progressive Cheverly as a political organization, it is clearly much more than that. One service that Progressive Cheverly provides all Cheverly residents are valuable forums on many different topics of interest. Of particular value are forums with candidates for elected office and elected officials
However, members of Progressive Cheverly are also working to make Cheverly a better place to live. Members of the organization have worked to defeat a Concrete Plant on Sheriff Road, they have worked with surrounding communities to develop Community Standards for the Route 450 and 202 corridors, been active in the Green Initiatives throughout town and have been proponents of Peace Month.
For their efforts in promoting community, Progressive Cheverly receives the Jack Wheat Award.