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The Mayor's Monthly Volunteer Spirit Award  recognizes exceptional effort by an individual, group, organization or business whose selfless efforts demonstrate
“the Camas-way” in meeting the needs of our community, thereby keeping it the best place to live.

If you know of any good candidates for this Mayor’s award, please provide that information and the details to the Mayor by the 10th of every month. Call 360.834.6864, email administration@cityofcamas.us or mail to/drop it off at, 616 NE 4th Ave, Camas, Washington 98607. 

Volunteers of the Month for 2018

January Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

Jerry and Mary Sauer

For their numerous contributions to Hometown Holidays as a sponsor of the event, for providing tents for Santa and the performers, and for their generous assistance with the Christmas tree. 

Spirit Award Jan 2018 Jerry and Mary Sauer

              February Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient             

Dave Pinkernell

For his dedicated leadership and tireless work on behalf of the Camas Washougal Community Chest and the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards.

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March Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

Ed Bergstrom

For his efforts and willingness to give his time and resources to help remove an abandoned boat from Lacamas Lake.

  Spirit Award Mar 2018 Ed Bergstrom 

April Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

Nolan Friend

For his extensive efforts to rebuild the Heritage Trail Overlook on Lacamas Lake, which will be used and enjoyed by the entire community for many years to come.

Spirit Award Apr 2018 Nolan Friend

 May Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

 Gary Knopp

For his generous commitment, which spans decades, as a blood and platelet donor to the American Red Cross. For his faithful dedication and support of our country’s military through his active involvement with the United Service Organization (USO) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

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 June Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

Erika Cox

For her long standing efforts within the community in numerous roles. Her proactive involvement with Camas parent/teacher organizations, a past member of the Camas Citizens Advisory Committee, a current Camas Educational Foundation board member, and also serves on the City of Camas Salary Commission.

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July Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

Bob Hitchcock

For his long standing efforts to encourage patriotism within our community and his faithful dedication to support and honor those who have served our country.

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August Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

Alicia King

For her efforts to raise awareness about all the amazing people, businesses and events that make Camas a great community.

 Spirit Award August 2018 Alicia King resize

September Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

Allison Higgins

For more than 16 years of service to the community by doing more than her fair share to take care of our kids while working a full-time job to supply our family’s needs so that I could focus on the citizens of Camas. For modeling grace and class to the community by patiently putting up with interruptions during dinners and our time out together; attending boring events with a smile; financially subsidizing City expenses that I would not turn in; and for never letting our marriage suffer in the process.

 Spirit Award Sep 2018 Allison Higgins

 October Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

Caroline Mercury

For her ten years of hard work with the Downtown Camas Association, her leadership as the Board President, and her continued commitment and passion to make Downtown a vibrant place for the whole community to enjoy. 

Spirit Award October 2018 Caroline Mercury

November Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient 


 December Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient




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