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Posted on: April 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City of Fishers celebrates National Volunteer Week with City of Service Awards

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In honor of this week’s National Volunteer Week celebration, Fishers will honor the dedicated individuals who have donated their time and talent to our community with the 2021 City of Service Awards. This year’s awards features three new community-nominated awards: Essential Worker of the Year, Non-Profit Staffer of the Year, and Community Servant of the Year. Winners were selected by the Fishers City Council through a blind process and will be celebrated throughout the week online at and on social media.

This year’s award winners include:

  • Essential Worker of the Year: Jesse and Debra McDaniel, American Red Cross
  • Non-Profit Staffer of the Year: Jennifer Miller, Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County
  • Community Servant of the Year: Anitha and Vani Sharma
  • Fishers Non-Profit Volunteer of the Year: Jamison Vance, Mudsock Youth Athletics
  • Fishers Parks Adult Volunteer of the Year: Wishes to Remain Anonymous
  • Fishers Parks Youth Volunteer of the Year: Johna Coffey
  • Fishers Parks Group Volunteer of the Year: Boy Scout Troop 199
  • Fishers Police Department Volunteer of the Year: Art Hennig
  • Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation Volunteer of the Year: Michael Zahm

Nationally, approximately 63 million Americans gives their time, talent, and treasure to making a difference to their communities and not-for-profit organizations. The City of Fishers is fortunate to have a diverse and dedicated team of volunteers who help and assist with City events, projects, and initiatives. In the year 2020 over 350 individual and group volunteers dedicated over 17,000 hours of their time and talent to our community. Whether volunteering with the Fishers Police DepartmentFishers Fire Corps, the Fishers AgriParkFishers Farmers’ Market, or at events hosted by Fishers Parks, these individuals help make our community a vibrant place to live, work, and play. 

Learn about the winners at and follow along on the blog this week as we profile our winners.

Get Involved
 Want to give back to your community during National Volunteer Week? The City of Fishers is hosting several community volunteer opportunities as part of the Keep Fishers Beautiful celebration, including a Weed Wrangle at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve on Saturday, April 24. Learn more and register at

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