Mayor Mark Peterson will join more than 650 mayors across the country in a national day of recognition to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve, participating in the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. The initative is led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Cities of Service, and other organizations.
Approximatelyy 200 Senior Corps volunteers and AmeriCorps members are serving in Winona, tackling tough challenges including adult literacy, food security, independent living for seniors, affordable housing, and bridging the education gap, as well as serving at many local non-profit organizations.
Tuesday, April 9, Mayor Peterson will recognize local National Service participants at an open house held at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum from 2 to 3 p.m. Mayor Peterson will issue a proclamation and recognize the impact of national service in Winona and thank Senior Corps volunteers and AmeriCorps members who serve. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, visit www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice.