Older Adult Volunteer of the Year is...Phyllis Clark!
On April 18, 2018 the City of Lakewood hosted an appreciation luncheon to thank all the senior Lakewood volunteers who have given so much of their time to the community over the past year. Phyllis Clark, a long-time Lakewood resident and dedicated community volunteer, received special recognition as the 2017 Older Adult Volunteer of the Year.
“On behalf of the people of Lakewood and my city council colleagues, thank you Phyllis for all that you have done for our residents and our community,” said Mayor Steve Croft. “You have definitely made life better in Lakewood!”
In 2012, after 41 years of service, Phyllis retired from the City of Lakewood as a Community Services Coordinator but continued to volunteer for some of the same programs she helped create, including Project Shepherd and Lakewood Volunteer Day.
Phyllis has been a volunteer and staff liaison to Lakewood Meals on Wheels, Mothers at Work, Nifty after Fifty, Ombudsman, Volunteers of America, Human Services Association, Girl Scouts, Tax Assistance Program, Community Family Guidance Center, Pathways Volunteer Hospice, Su Case Family Crisis Center, Caring Connections, RSVP and many other organizations that serve Lakewood residents.
Phyllis is known for her enthusiasm and friendly smile in everything she does, whether it’s driving routes for Meals on Wheels, packing boxes of food for Project Shepherd, picking up a shovel or paintbrush for Volunteer Day, or organizing books for the Friends of Lakewood Libraries book sale.
When she’s not volunteering, Phyllis enjoys being active with her daughter, Diane, and her adventurous grandsons, Jack and Kent.