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Thank you, Amanda Hayes, inaugural BEST Honoree!

Photo Credit: Katie Kuba, My Buckhannon


WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Buckhannon resolved during its regular meeting of October 18, 2018, to honor from time to time, residents of our Buckhannon-Upshur community who perform extraordinary service while embracing the kind & giving spirit of volunteerism; and,

WHEREAS, Buckhannon has long championed community service & has recognized persons who have given selflessly for the benefit of our City’s Fire Department, Stockert Youth & Community Center, & Police Department, but has not formally recognized others who generally perform many other acts of service & kindness; and,

WHEREAS, with the 2018 establishment of our Buckhannon Volunteer Center, it is very reasonable & appropriate to henceforth recognize our community’s most giving volunteers.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID W. McCAULEY, as MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BUCKHANNON, pursuant to the power & authority duly vested in me, do hereby proclaim as our City’s inaugural recipient of our Buckhannon Exemplary Service Testimonial (BEST) to be AMANDA HAYES. MS. HAYES has regularly & energetically participated for many years in countless service-related projects for our community including Relay For Life, the Upshur Community Alcohol Reduction Effort (UCARE), Create Buckhannon & Festival Fridays, service to our school system, her church, & her list of service & volunteering goes on & on. I further direct the establishment of our City’s new BEST bench & the installation of a permanent placard in Jawbone Park to forever honor & recognize AMANDA HAYES along with all future honorees of our City’s BEST award.

I further urge all residents to join our City’s most honored guest, AMANDA HAYES, her many friends & admirers, & me, along with all members our City government family during our public ceremony to be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 as we bestow our City’s very first BEST award. We all wish AMANDA all of the best as she prepares to commence the next chapter of her professional life. May every resident be mindful of the importance of community service & giving of one’s self & be inspired to give selflessly for the benefit of others as we pay tribute to & appreciate the many substantial contributions of our exceptional volunteers, including our first BEST honoree, AMANDA HAYES.

Given under my hand and official seal of The City of Buckhannon
upon this 18th day of October, 2018

David W. McCauley, Mayor