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2016 Ragland Award Winners

Each year, the Mayor and City Council recognize an Ashland citizen for their volunteer spirit and contribution to the Ashland community. The Volunteer Spirit Community Service Award was established by the Mayor and Council in 1994 in honor of James M.  Ragland. Mr. Ragland was a former councilor and planning commissioner who was involved in numerous citizen volunteer efforts.

This year, five nominations of very qualified persons or groups were received. The Mayor and Council reviewed the nominations and determined that this year the award will go the Soroptimist International of Ashland for their work to improve the lives of women and girls. In 2016, the Soroptimist International of Ashland will be celebrating their 70th year of service to the community of Ashland.

The Mayor and Council thank all those who submitted nominations and offer special thanks to all those nominated for their service to the Ashland community.

This year’s Ragland Award winners will be honored during the second annual State of the City Celebration, on January 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Center (59 Winburn Way). This community event is open to the public.

For more information please contact the City Administration office at 541-488-6004.

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