A national organization promoting public service groups honored Mayor David Condon at a reception in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night.
Condon received the Local Leadership Award from the group Voices for National Service, which promotes the work of volunteer organizations supported by federal dollars. Other honorees included United States senators and represenatives, governors and journalists, according to a news release from the group Serve Washington announcing Condon’s award.
The mayor is being recognized for the creation of the Spokane Gives initiative, a citywide effort to promote volunteer opportunities in the community. In his State of the City address, Condon said more than 34,000 volunteers have given nearly 170,000 hours of service as a result of the initiative.
Condon is the only city-level public official scheduled to be recognized at the event.
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