City officials were notified this week that Fayetteville has been named a 2012 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year. This is the fourth year in a row the city has been recognized for the award.
This recognition is given by the office of Governor Mike Beebe, the Department of Human Services Division on Volunteerism, and the Arkansas Municipal League to communities that exemplify a strong volunteer spirit through community service.
Over 30,000 Fayetteville volunteers contributed more than 557,000 hours of volunteer community service in 2012, according to a news release.
The award will be presented to Mayor Lioneld Jordan and other city officials during a luncheon hosted by the Arkansas Municipal League in January.
“We are a giving community, and this award is in honor of the tens of thousands of Fayetteville volunteers who have done so much to help so many,” said Jordan.
Fayetteville has been recognized as a volunteer community seven times since 1982.