City Council Recognizes the 2019 Community and City Volunteers of the Year
CONTACT: April Rosser
The Simi Valley City Council is proud of its thousands of community volunteers who give selflessly for the betterment of our community and have recognized two incredible individuals who give of their time and talents to improve the quality of life for others.
Patricia Lewis, Simi Valley’s 2019 Community Volunteer of the Year, has dedicated countless hours to spreading a love and appreciation of the arts to Simi Valley youth through her work with It’s a New Day and Lit Live and their partnerships with Simi Valley’s high school choirs as well as the community’s English teachers and the Simi Valley Public Library. Additionally, she serves as the President of the Simi Valley Community Council and actively advocates for and supports the non-profit community for the betterment of those they serve. Ms. Lewis is to be commended for her tireless efforts to serve and inspire those she comes in contact with through her volunteerism.
Tom Poyser, Simi Valley’s 2019 City Volunteer of the Year, is one of over 600 volunteers who contribute over 37,000 hours each year to City programs and services. Mr. Poyser has become a fixture throughout City facilities providing information to the public and supporting the City’s Senior Share program, which distributes nearly 4,000 bags of groceries to seniors in need. Mr. Poyser’s friendly and calming demeanor provides stability to those searching for answers and needing assistance.
Volunteers are the building blocks upon which a community is built and Simi Valley is fortunate to have Ms. Lewis and Mr. Poyser as part of its foundation.