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Bentonville Recognized as Volunteer Community of the Year

Posted: December 15 2015

Press Release

Contact: Mayor Bob McCaslin
Phone: (479) 271-5966

December 14, 2015

Bentonville Recognized as Volunteer Community of the Year

Bentonville, AR…Thanks to the generosity of a combined 21,924 volunteers from 54 organizations who volunteered 485,215.18 hours, the City of Bentonville has once again been recognized as a Volunteer Community of the Year for six consecutive years.  These hours are valued at more than $11.1 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 was held on December 3, 2015 during the Arkansas Municipal League’s Fall conference in Springdale. 

A panel of citizens from across the state served on the selection committee.  Joining Bentonville with this recognition is Fairfield Bay, Clark Ridge, Vilonia, Greenbrier, Clarksville, Arkadelphia, Maumelle, Van Buren, Benton, Fayetteville and Fort Smith.

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) 271-6826.