City plans volunteer appreciation day

Carson City officials will host a luncheon Thursday to recognize the efforts of more than 110 volunteers who serve on 20 city volunteer boards and commissions

Supervisor Robin Williamson said one of her ideas when she ran for election in 1998 was to find a way "to say thank you to the people who put in the long hours helping."

Last year, the city hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner that drew about 40 of the volunteers. Williamson said this year, the city is trying a luncheon hoping to draw a few more people.

"Last year was the first time we had it," Williamson said. "A lot of people didn't know who served on different committees."

Williamson said she struggles with how to properly say thank you to all the people who offer their time to help.

Supervisor Jon Plank said when he was elected, he wasn't convinced supervisors needed all the advisory committees. He's since changed his mind.

"They get a lot of work done for the board," he said. "I see their value in stimulating public input that we might not get otherwise."

The members of the 20 boards and commissions advise the Board of Supervisors on issues from the Carson River and public transit to development and open space. Each board requires a roughly 10 hour commitment a month.

"We just want to say thank you to the people who put in the long hours helping," Williamson said. "It's not just to have lunch, it's to acknowledge the fact that they work hard, are responsible and diligent. We just want to say thanks for their hard work. Hopefully, everybody will come."

The luncheon takes place at City Hall, 201 N. Carson St., from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 887-2100 for information.

If you go:

What: Carson City Appreciation Day

When: Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Carson City Hall, 201 N. Carson St.

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