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Bentonville Recognized as a Volunteer Community of the Year

Posted: November 09 2016

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mayor Bob McCaslin
Phone: (479) 271-5966
November 9, 2016

Bentonville Recognized as a Volunteer Community of the Year

Bentonville, AR…Mayor Bob McCaslin is pleased to announce the City of Bentonville has been named a Volunteer Community of the Year for the seventh consecutive year. This honor was achieved due to the generosity of a combined 33,032 volunteers from 56 partner organizations who volunteered 403,047 hours.  These hours are valued at almost $9.5 million and represent a generous gift to our community.

This award is sponsored by the Governor’s Office, the Arkansas Municipal League, and the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Non-Profit Support.  The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department provides signs publicizing the Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year designation.  The signs are placed at prominent locations along highways outside of the winning cities.  A recognition luncheon will take place during the Arkansas Municipal League’s Winter conference that will be held in Little Rock in January. 

A panel of citizens from across the state served on the selection committee.  Joining Bentonville with this recognition is Benton, Cherokee Village, Clarkridge, Fayetteville, Greenbrier, Heber Springs, Little Rock, Maumelle, McNeil, Mountain Home and Van Buren.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support promotes and supports volunteerism in the private, non-profit and governmental sectors as a means of enhancing the quality of life for all Arkansans.

Anyone interested in reporting their volunteer hours to City of Bentonville should visit http://www.bentonvillear.com/residents/bentonville-volunteer-program/, and scroll to near the bottom of the page, or contact Danielle Shasteen at dshasteen@bentonvillear.com or (479) 271-3122. 

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