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Sugar Land city officials honor Volunteers of the Year

April 5, 2019 GMT

Sugar Land city officials honor Volunteers of the Year

Mayor Joe Zimmerman and Sugar Land City Council recently recognized the city’s top volunteers for their hard work and dedication over the past year.

Volunteers were honored by city officials during a city council meeting held Tuesday, April 2.

“The success of our city would not be possible without the contributions of active, engaged citizens like the 10 we’re recognizing this year,” said Director of Public Affairs Cindy Dees in a press release. “We’re extremely fortunate that so many people in our community have a passion for service and freely partner with our champion workforce to ensure Sugar Land remains an exceptional place to live. Citizen engagement continues to be a top priority for our city, so we’ll continue to look for ways to ensure citizen participation, as well as opportunities to recognize their efforts. These investments of time and resources are part of what makes our community so special - it’s something we routinely refer to as ‘The Sugar Land Way.’”


Each year, the city’s most valuable and dedicated volunteers are nominated and selected by each city departments.

“These individuals are part of a city program called Serve Sugar Land that contributed 27,853 hours of volunteer service to the city last year, equating to more than $687,690 in in-kind service donations,” said Community Engagement Coordinator Kayla Lauhoff.

Volunteer efforts for the city have been coordinated by the Serve Sugar Land program since 2007.

Volunteer of the Year awards were presented to:

Becky Adams, accounting

Damon Brownd, Community Assistance Support Team

Ron Fawcett, Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association

Brenda Frye, municipal court

Connie Guyton, T.E. Harman Center

Tony Manna, Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association

Gabriel Rodriguez, permits and inspections

Carmen Suarez, purchasing

Trudy Thompson, human resources

Michael Voegtline, animal shelter

For more information about volunteer programs, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/volunteer or call 281-275-2329.