South Bend, Washington – Pacific County volunteer, Jackie Sheldon, will be honored for her dedication and commitment to the Pacific County community at the 2011 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony at the Executive Mansion in Olympia on April 11, 2011.
To recognize the countless acts of service performed by one of Washington’s most valuable assets – its volunteers – Governor Chris Gregoire proclaimed April 10-16 as Washington Volunteer Appreciation Week. Gregoire said, “I urge all citizens to join me in recognizing and supporting those who volunteer and serve.”
Jackie began training in emergency preparedness shortly after the December 2007 windstorm. She supports residents, businesses, county and non-governmental organizations in her efforts to encourage emergency preparedness.
Jackie provides training opportunities for Pacific County residents by coordinating individual preparedness presentations, posting tips and instructions on Facebook, and coordinating the Disaster Preparedness Fair held in September.
Jackie was recognized in the fall of 2010 by the Pacific County Emergency Management Council for her work in promoting individual emergency preparedness. Jackie serves the citizens of Pacific County in a selfless manner, volunteering hundreds of hours in 2010 and is deserving of recognition for his work.
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