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Via Zoom - The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) convened for their annual meeting and board elections on June 23, 2021, online across the nation. The organization is pleased to announce the following members have been elected to serve for the coming year 2021-2022:
President: Mary Lynn Perry, M.A., City of Sacramento, California
Past President: Kandy LeMoine CVA, City of Farmington, New Mexico
Secretary: Alyse Lui, City of Hayward, California
Treasurer/Finance: Manuel Moreno, County of Los Angeles, California
Members-at-Large: Jody Cook, City of Columbia, Missouri; Marcia Hale CVA, City of Hillsboro, Oregon; Tara Waters, City of Raleigh, North Carolina
Membership Chair: Jeannine Purdy, County of Fairfax, Virginia
Awards Chair: Leigh Kottwitz CVA, City of Columbia, Missouri
Education Chair: Deirdre Araujo, Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception, San Francisco, California
Marketing & Technology Chair: Roxanne Flores-Achmad, City of Copperas Cove, Texas
E-Newsletter Chair: Melissa A. Heinlein, PhD, CAVS, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Social Media Chair: Roxanne Flores-Achmad, City of Copperas Cove, Texas
Nomination Chair: Karen Sykes, M.P.A., City of Little Rock, Arkansas
Committees Associate, Awards: Tara Water, City of Raleigh, North Carolina
Committees Associate, Education: Mayor Michael Marsh, City of Pangburn, Arkansas
NAVPLG is the leading national association of directors, managers, and administrators of volunteer programs in city, county, and other local governments. The organization’s purpose is to strengthen volunteer programs through leadership, education, advocacy, networking, and information exchange. Founded in 1997, NAVPLG members from throughout the country are ready to share information about relevant issues and trends with others in our field.

NAVPLG focuses exclusively on the unique needs of volunteer programs within the structure of local governments. Challenges and issues for volunteerism in municipalities and counties can differ substantially from those in private nonprofit volunteer programs.

NAVPLG offers resources and expertise to local government officials. The association promotes ways in which volunteerism can strengthen our diverse programs by sharing best practices, training, and networking opportunities. We focus on representing our members to both volunteer and government organizations.
Citizen participation is important to the vitality of local governments. Board of Directors, representatives, chairs, committee associates, and members form close-knit, working relationships to magnify the social return on volunteer engagement and network with local government officials to strengthen the volunteer workforce and supplement the diverse programs that nourish and fortify our communities. NAVPLG welcomes active participation by NAVPLG members to serve on the Board of Directors. Open positions include: president elect, secretary, membership chair, E-newsletter chair, social media chair, and NACo liaison. If you are interested in serving, please contact NAVPLG Nomination Chair Karen Sykes, M.P.A. at or (501) 442-7320.
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Published: 07/23/21