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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Volunteers honored for their spirit of service

Board of Directors with Volunteers of the Year 2017

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (January 26, 2017) – The Township honored more than 200 volunteers at a special Volunteer Recognition event on January 25, 2017, including Volunteer of the Year awards for the Township’s departments of Covenant Administration, Parks and Recreation and Neighborhood Watch.

The Township Chairman of the Board of Directors Gordy Bunch said, “We are truly fortunate to live in such a special community. Of the many things that make The Woodlands such a wonderful place to live are the residents who go above and beyond to improve our community. This includes the many residents who regularly serve selflessly to enhance the quality of life for all of us. And for these individuals, we are truly grateful.”

Volunteer of the Year awards went to Jim Goldmeyer for Covenant Administration, Anthony Fasone for the Parks and Recreation department, and the 2016 Capstone Coordinators, who include Lorri Attaya, Cleo Barry, Pam Blakeslee, Meredith Bouchey, Frank Bryant, Tom Buffa, Hugh Celestino, Laura Celestino, Grayson Fitch, Kristi Fitch, Carol Fritsche, Jodi Goodell, Elisa Lombardi, Tracy Morris, Ann Olson Perry, Natalie Porter, Christie Taillon, Jill Tresaugue and Deanna Wittman for Neighborhood Watch.

Also receiving recognition were members of the CERT: The Woodlands Community Emergency Response Team Committee, Development Standards Committee, the Law Enforcement Advisory Council, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, the Residential Design Review Committees, The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and Marketing Committee and all eight of the Village Associations.

For more information, please contact The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3800, or visit

Photo: The Woodlands Township Board of Directors honored the 2017 Volunteers of the Year prior to the Board meeting January 25, 2017. Pictured, left to right, are Director Bruce Rieser, Vice Chairman John McMullan, Director John Anthony Brown, Chairman Gordy Bunch, award recipient Christie Taillon, Director Brian Boniface, award recipient Jim Goldmeyer, award recipient Anthony Fasone, Treasurer Ann Snyder and Secretary Laura Fillault.

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