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 country 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






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



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!


Johnson City    



San Angelo

San Antonio    


Travis County