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Mayor Jordan to Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

03/31/2014

On April 1, Mayor Lioneld Jordan will join more than 1,000 mayors across the country for the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems.

Mayor Jordan will read a proclamation honoring local service participants at 2:00pm on Monday, March 31, 2014 on the steps of the Fayetteville Town Center, located at 15 W. Mountain Street in Fayetteville.

The nation’s mayors are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to address city challenges at a time of fiscal constraint.  AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members serve in Fayetteville and throughout Northwest Arkansas, proving vital support to residents through the following organizations - FoodCorps and EnergyCorps with the National Center for Appropriate Technology; AmeriCorp Vista with Apple Seeds; Prism Education Center; Omni Center for Peace, Justice and Equality; and Legal Aid.

The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a day to recognize the positive impact of national service in cities, to thank those who serve, and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities.

For more information on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, including background and a list of participating mayors, visit www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice.