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City Volunteer Receives Governor’s Service Award

April 10, 2014

For more information contact:

Deborah Needham
, Emergency Management Director 425-430-7027
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

RENTON: Renton volunteer Dave McCammon is one of a select number of volunteers from across the state being recognized by Governor Inslee and Serve Washington, formerly the Washington Commission for National and Community Services (WCNCS) for his outstanding contributions as a volunteer.

Dave is being recognized for his leadership in the Renton Emergency Communication Service (RECS) where he serves as Logistics Section Chief. The mission of RECS is to provide amateur radio and other communications support to the City of Renton when normal communication methods are disrupted. Dave’s work includes the maintenance of all amateur radio equipment in nine different locations as well as a mobile emergency communications vehicle. Dave takes on leadership roles in many community events such as Amateur Radio Field Day and Renton River Days. Since joining RECS, Dave has come up with innovative solutions to increase efficiency and to engage other members of the group and community. In addition to Dave’s work with RECS, he is an active volunteer with Renton’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.

“The city is fortunate to have a volunteer like Dave,” says Deborah Needham, Emergency Management Director. “The work he does is often behind the scenes, but is so important to RECS and to the City of Renton.”

Dave’s prestigious award will be formally presented at the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony held at the Executive Mansion in Olympia on April 21, 2014. The Seattle Mariners and Serve Washington will also be recognizing Dave and other volunteers at their Salute to Volunteers event held on April 21, 2014, at Safeco Field.

Volunteers are critical to the success of many of the programs and services the city provides. To learn more about how you can volunteer for the Renton Emergency Communications Service (RECS) or how to become a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member go to rentonwa.gov or call (425) 430-7041.