Texas Sets a New Record for the 2015 Mayors Day & County Day of
Recognition for National Service!
THANK YOU to everyone who attended events and participated in the 2015 Mayors Day & County Day of Recognition for National Service!
On April 7th, 280 mayors and county leaders from across the State of Texas were among 2,630 mayors and county leaders nationally to join together in recognition of the impact national service participants in AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have made on their local communities.
The third annual Mayors Day and first annual County Day of Recognition for National Service was a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in cities, to thank those who serve, and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The initiative was led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, Cities of Service, and National Association of Counties (NACo).
In Texas, the initiative was coordinated by CNCS’s Texas State Office in partnership with OneStar.
Some of our Texas-sized bragging rights from this year are:
- Texas had a total of 280 elected officials participating which is more than 10% of the national total of 2,630;
- Over 18 million Texans or 2/3 of the state’s total population were represented by the elected officials participating;
- The Mayors of 26 of the 27 cities with over 100,000 people participated;
- Our five largest counties were represented by the County Judge’s participation;
We had our first tribal leader participate this year: Governor Hisa of Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo.
The final breakdowns of participating officials are:
70 County Judge
27 County Commissioners
3 Executive Directors
1 Tribal Governor
1 School Superintendent
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEXAS NATIONAL SERVICE FAMILY!
Click here to view photos of the 2015 Mayors Day and County Day of Recognition in Texas