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July 29, 2009 > Amy Davis named Recreation and Community Services Employee of the Year

Amy Davis named Recreation and Community Services Employee of the Year

By Meenu Gupta
Photos By Meenu Gupta

The Recreation and Community Services profession in California creates community through people, parks and programs. July is recognized and celebrated as "National Parks and Recreation Month".

Recreation Coordinator Amy Davis has been nominated by her peers as the 2009 Recreation and Community Services Department Employee of the Year. She was commended at the July 23 Newark City Council meeting for demonstrating the highest professional character through her dedicated service to the community and has strengthened Newark's community image and sense of place. The award was first made last year.

Davos coordinated and implemented the annual Dance Revue for children and adults featuring tap, ballet, and hip hop. It was attended by over 1,000 proud parents and family members. She has helped to ignite excitement within the Teen Area at the Silliman Activity Center with well-attended dances, special events, overnight programs, and weekly video game and pool competitions. The Teen Volunteer Program was also coordinated by her and provides genuinely productive volunteer work experiences catered to teen interests and abilities.

Davis joined the Recreation Department in January 2000. Passionate about serving the community, Davis takes great personal pride in her work.

"I am very honored to receive the award especially as I was nominated by my peers and then chosen by my supervisors," she said.

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