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Electoral Areas F and G Volunteers of the Year
The 2014 Electoral Area F and Electoral Area G Volunteers of the Year have been officially recognized.
The Electoral Area G Volunteer of the Year is Shawn Murray, who has volunteered for the Wilmer Water Works Improvement District for over 10 years, spending endless hours maintaining and repairing the water system. Murray is also involved in the Community Club, has spent countless hours on the current community hall renovation, and has been instrumental in organizing the annual Christmas fireworks in Wilmer. “The fireworks display has become a family tradition for many people,” says Area G Director Gerry Wilkie. “Shawn purchases the fireworks and lights them off, and you can’t miss his house during December because it is arguably the most lit-up house in the Valley covered with thousands of decorations and lights.”
The Electoral Area F Volunteer of the Year is Windermere’s Karen Taylor-Browne. “Karen is an outstanding leader in the community and has played an active role in the Windermere Community Association. During her six years as Treasurer, she sought out numerous grants for much-needed upgrades at the Community Hall,” says Area F Director Wendy Booth. “She supervised contractors, oversaw the budget and spent hours reporting to various donating organizations. Thanks to her efforts, the hall is more energy efficient, viable and attractive for users.”
Taylor-Browne has also been instrumental in the success of the annual Windermere Fall Fair, putting in countless hours doing everything from organizing volunteers to dealing with the finances and expenses.
Murray was recognized at the recent Wilmer Waterworks District Annual General Meeting, while Taylor-Browne was recognized at the Area F Town Hall Meeting in Windermere.