Mesa Mayor Giles recognizes impact of national service

Mayor John Giles on April 7 joined more than 2,600 mayors and elected officials across the country for the third annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems, according to a press release.
“National service is a vital resource for our city,” Mayor Giles said in the release. “AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers make our cities better places to live. As mayor, I am grateful for the dedication to helping make our great city stronger, safer and healthier.”
Mayor Giles participated with Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer, Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism Director Bob Shogren and Mesa Counts on College Director Amy Trethaway in a ceremony recognizing AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers serving in Mesa.
This year, Mesa United Way has awarded Mesa Counts on College a three-member team to assist with the development and opening of a college access center in Mesa. The team includes one Vista member and two AmeriCorps part-time members. Their leadership and support will make the access center project a success.
The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a nationwide bipartisan effort 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, according to the release.

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