As part of National Volunteer Week, the City Commission honored a group of volunteers by awarding them the “Lynne Johnson Award” at the Commission Meeting held on Wednesday, April 17.
The volunteers involved in the “Seniors vs. Crime” program received the Lynne Johnson Award in the “Working with Senior Citizens” category. Through their efforts they have helped seniors in the recovery of money, have acted as a mediator in resolving an issue with a business or contractor in order to get a job done, and have provided assistance to victims of identity theft.
For the “Working with Youth” category, the Commission recognized Kristen Ferguson. She has helped shape the initial Teen Political Forum events, which have impacted thousands of teens in our community. She also volunteers in the 50th Anniversary Committee. Rachel Rosier received an honorable mention in this category.
The Coral Springs Police Explorers received the award in the “Working with Mentoring” category. These 24 teenagers have volunteered approximately 4,800 man hours per year helping with crime prevention programs and community projects. With their help, crime in our community has been reduced by making residents aware of the “Make A Call, Make A Difference” program. Carl Bierman and Bryan Levin received an honorable mention in this category.
Lastly, Steve Brickman received an award in “Enhancing the Lives of Coral Springs Residents” category. He has been volunteering for over two years with the Code Compliance Division as a Code Ranger, putting in approximately more than 30 hours on a monthly basis. As a Code Ranger, Steve’s time is spent patrolling neighborhoods for code violations, and while doing so, he takes the time to talk to residents and help educate them about City codes and regulations
These awards were named after Lynne Johnson in 2009 in memory of her dedicated volunteer service to the City of Coral Springs. The City will continue to honor volunteers annually with the receipt of the “Lynne Johnson Award.” Applications will once again be available next year.
The City of Coral Springs encourages volunteerism for people of all ages and values their contributions to make Coral Springs the premiere city in which to live, work and raise a family.