Local citizens who serve as volunteer board members were honored for their years of service to the City of Melbourne during the City’s Annual Board Reception, which was held on Tuesday, October 19 at the American Muscle Car Museum. The Museum provided food and drinks for the gathering and after the presentation, the entire museum was open for guests to enjoy.
The annual board reception provides an opportunity for the Mayor and City Council to recognize volunteer board members for their contributions to the city. In 2021, approximately 131 members served on 17 committees that guide a range of city services from architectural standards and affordable housing to code enforcement and pension planning. Many of the city’s board members have served for multiple years — even decades. Receiving special recognition at the reception were Charles Jackson, who was honored for his 45 years of service, and Randall Thron, who was honored for serving for 35 years. Volunteers who reached a milestone of service as of October were also recognized with a service pin.
The City has been hosting the board reception annually since 1999 as a way to formally recognize and show appreciation for its volunteer board members. We were happy to have the group at the AMCM, and look forward to hosting their group at another Volunteer Reception in the future.
The City of Melbourne is currently recruiting interested citizens to serve on its volunteer advisory boards. To find out how you can get involved, contact the City Clerk's Office at 321-608-7220 or email@example.com.