Day of Recognition for National Service

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The nation’s mayors and county officials are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges. By unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have a positive and lasting impact – making our cities and counties better places to live.

To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors and county officials across the country and the State of Texas will participate in the fifth-annual "Day of Recognition for National Service" (previously "Mayor and County Recognition Day") on April 4, 2017. Mayors and county leaders will issue Proclamations, hold public events and photo opportunities, and use traditional and social media to highlight the value and impact of national service to the nation’s cities. 

Over the past three years, Texas has been among the top states in the nation for most participating local officials including State Legislators, Mayors, County Judges and Commissioners, and more. Texas ranked #1 in 2016 with 522 participating elected officials, representing 26 of the 27 cities with over 100,000 people participated and representing over 20 million Texans (or 3/4 of the state’s total population).

This year, help Texas communities recognize AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers at the local level by taking action in one or more of the following ways:


Ask your local Representatives, Mayors, County Judge/Commissioners, or other officials to sign on today!

Click here to pledge your support.


Ysleta del Sur Pueblo AmeriCorps Members and Team (outside of El Paso) Group photo outside City Hall1 American YouthWorks Members with Mayor Adler












Official's Name



Mayor Paul Harpole

April 4, 2017– 9am

High Plains Food Bank Garden- 815 Ross Street, Amarillo TX 79102

Join Amarillo area national service programs and Mayor Paul Harpole in recognizing the impact of AmeriCorps on challenges faced by the community and thanking those who serve the Amarillo community.  In addition to remarks by the mayor, this event will feature a soil amendment and planting project by AISD national service volunteers.  


Mayor Steve Adler

April 3, 2017– 9am

State Capitol Building, South Steps

Join Austin area national service programs in recognizing the positive impact of national service in Austin, thanking the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps member who serve and encouraging citizens to give back to our community.  Guest speakers include Austin Mayor Steve Adler and will be followed by refreshments.  

Bexar County (San Antonio)


Corpus Christi

Denton Judge Mary Horn

April 7, 2017- 2pm-3:30pm

Bahama Bucks- 3520 E. McKinney Street, Denton TX 76209

Join Denton area AmeriCorps Programs Foster Grandparents, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and VISTA in regonizing National Service volunteers.  Remarks and "Oath to Serve" will be delivered by Judge Mary Horn and a reception will follow the event. For more information, please contact 940-383-1508.

Dallas & Dallas County


April 4, 2017- 9am-11am

Commissioners Court- 411 Elm Street, Dallas TX 75202 (Proclamation Presentation)

The Senior Source- 3910 Harry Hines, Dallas TX 75219 (Recognition Reception from 10-11am)

Join Dallas area national service programs as they highlight the impact that AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members have across the county and city of Dallas.  A Proclamation Presentation will begin promptly at 9am at the Commissioners Court followed by a Recognition Reception at The Senior Source from 10am-11am.  Please RSVP by March 31st by clicking here.


El Paso & El Paso County


Possible attendees:

Mayor Oscar Leeser

Council members: 

  • Peter Svarzbein
  • Jim Tolbert
  • Emma Acosta
  • Carl L. Robinson
  • Dr. Michiel Noe
  • Claudia Ordaz
  • Lily Limon
  • Cortney Niland

April 4, 2017- 8am

El Paso City Hall- 300 N. Campbell, El Paso TX 79901

Join El Paso AmeriCorps, VISTA, and Senior Corps programs in attending the El Paso City Council Meeting in support of National Service in Texas and the El Paso area.  

Fort Worth (Tarrant County)  

April 4, 2017 – 1pm

Cornerstone Assistance Network- 3500 Noble Avenue, Fort Worth 76111

Join Tarrant County national service leadership and members on April 4th at 1pm as they focus on the importance of citizen service, bolster support for nonprofit and national service groups, and help celebrate the benefits of civic involvement!  This event will highlight the impact of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other national service programs that are working to alleviate poverty and improve the communities in Tarrant County.  It will also provide a great opportunity to thank Tarrant County national service members for their commitment and impact!


Mayor Sylvester Turner

April 4, 2017 –11:30am-1pm

City Hall– Legacy Room, 901 Bagby Street, Houston TX 77001

Join national service organizations (AmeriCorps and Senior Corps) from the Houston area at 11:30am for remarks by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner followed by a reception.  This event will highlight national service contributions to the Houston area as well as provide an opportunity to thank Houston AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members for their committment and service!


Johnson City    


Lockhart Mayor Lew White

April 4, 2017- 6:30-7:30pm

Clark Library Annex- Council Chambers, 217 South Main Street, 3rd Floor, Lockhart TX

Join Lockhart area national service programs as Mayor White reads a proclamation in support of national service during the April 4th City Council meeting!

San Angelo

San Antonio    


Travis County