Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring presented Lenore Neff with the city’s Volunteer of the Month award Monday night, July 27.
Lenore has served Marysville residents for her whole life – from her work at the Grand Leader department store and Wellworth Drapery company to her volunteer work for Marysville Seniors Against Crime and her dedicated service as the front desk receptionist at the Ken Baxter Community Center.
For more than eight years, Lenore volunteered as part of the Marysville Seniors Against Crime group, helping with child ID fingerprinting events at the city’s annual fishing derby, checking on citizens’ homes and reporting graffiti. When the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce opened, she spent the next six years helping visitors with driving directions, fun places to recreate and hotel suggestions.
After years as an active member at the Baxter Community Center, in September 2014, Lenore joined the staff as its front desk receptionist. She’s been an invaluable volunteer ever since, dedicating more than 80 hours per month to answer questions, direct volunteers and keep everything clean and tidy. She even volunteers beginning to end for all-day events, and “runs circles” around the younger staff. Her positive attitude and familiar face are something staff and visitors alike can rely on. For more information about the city’s Volunteer of the Month program, including a list of past recipients and an online nomination form, visit .